Western oak

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California White Oak

Description

Any large white oak trees (e.g., Quercus garryana, Quercus lobata), native to the western coast of North America. Commonly found in the Willamette Valley, the Oregon white oak (Q.garryana) has a light brown bark with rectangular fissures. The California white oak (Q. lobata) has dark green leaves and large acorns.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Garry oak; Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana); California white oak or valley oak (Quercus lobata)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "white oak." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 27 Oct. 2004 .

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