Connecticut State Tree - White Oak (Quercus alba)
Connecticut State Tree

White Oak

(Quercus alba)

The White Oak (Quercus alba), designated as the official state tree of Connecticut, is a majestic and iconic deciduous tree known for its towering stature and distinctive lobed leaves. It can reach heights of up to 100 feet or more and boasts a broad canopy that provides ample shade during the summer months. The White Oak's bark is light gray and scaly, while its leaves turn a brilliant red or brown in the fall, contributing to the state's vibrant autumn landscape. Renowned for its durability and strength, this tree's wood has been traditionally used for shipbuilding, furniture, and construction. It symbolizes Connecticut's rich natural heritage and its historical contributions to industry and craftsmanship.

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