The white oak is found throughout the eastern United States and Canada. The white oak is typically not a tall tree, growing 65-85 feet tall which is shorter than the red oak.
The acorns produced by the tree are sweeter and not nearly as bitter as the red oak. The acorns are an important food source for many animals.
The wood of the white oak is very strong and fine grained. The wood is harder than the red oak and its premium firewood is comparable to beech or maple.