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White Oak Bark | Wildcrafted

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White Oak Bark | Wildcrafted by Wilderness Family Naturals is Kosher White Oak Bark | Wildcrafted by Wilderness Family Naturals is Vegan
White oak occurs naturally throughout eastern North America from southern Ontario and Quebec, south to eastern Texas and northern Florida, excluding the lower Mississippi Delta and a narrow band along the northern Gulf Coast. The handsome white oak is among the grandest and most important of North American trees. Named for its gray-white bark, the white oak is easily recognized and is a favorite of everyone. White oaks can get up to 150 ft (45.7 m) tall with trunks 6-8 ft (1.8-2.4 m) in diameter, but are more commonly 60-80 ft (18-24 m) tall with 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m) trunks. In the forest, white oak grows straight and tall with a narrow crown, but specimens grown in the open develop a broad, wide-spreading, rounded crown. The distinctive ashy gray bark is broken into scaly plates separated by vertical fissures. The bark can be as much as 2 in (5 cm) thick on large trees. The leaves too are distinctive: They are 5-9 in (13-23 cm) long with 7-9 rounded lobes - the quintessential oak leaf. They are pinkish as they unfold in spring, dark green in summer, and turn purplish red in fall. The acorns are about an inch long, with a bowl-like cup enclosing the lower one-fourth of the shiny brown nut. Typical for members of the White Oak Group (see the northern red oak profile), the acorns are sweet and mature in a single season. Large seed crops, called masts, are produced every 4-6 years.

Sources:
Quercus alba Plant Profile - Floridata, http://mobile.floridata.com/Plants/Fagaceae/Quercus%20alba/956 (accessed January 19, 2017).