Oak Trees

Hopefully you've heard the term "red oak" or "white oak." Red and white refers to the taxonomic sections of oaks native to North America. Red oaks commonly have darker bark and lobed leaves that come to a point, whereas the white oaks often have lighter colored bark and leaves with rounded lobes. The leaf characteristics can be somewhat confusing and misleading at times, so it’s really best to find a good identification guide and learn your oaks and the site types they occupy.