White oak

White oak tree with trunk circumference over 26 feet grew in Wolf Run

Quercus alba, the white oak, is one of the pre-eminent hardwoods of eastern North America. It is a long-lived oak of the family Fagaceae, native to eastern North America and found from southern Quebec west to eastern Minnesota and south to northern Florida and eastern Texas. Specimens have been documented to be over 450 years old.

Although called a white oak, it is very unusual to find an individual specimen with white bark; the usual color is a light gray. In the forest it can reach a magnificent height and in the open it develops into a massive broad-topped tree with large branches striking out at wide angles.

White oak

Wolf Run has been designated a high-quality cold-water fishery and a migratory fishery. Parts of the stream do not have a riparian buffer. In a book dated to 1909, Edward A. Straub wrote that there were large catfish and eels lived in Wolf Run

A white oak tree with a trunk circumference of over 26 feet (7.9 m) historically grew near Wolf Run, on the Adlum Farm. It was cut down in 1852.

 

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