|white oak (Quercus spp.)||
white oak (Quercus spp.; BEECH FAMILY [Fagaceae]) Wisconsin oaks are all deciduous trees, but many of the world's many oak species are evergreen, and some change character depending on site. Wisconsin members of the WHITE OAK GROUP of species have leaves with rounded lobes. Their acorns mature in one year, are not bitter, and their shells are hairless inside. Examples: white oak itself, found in well-drained woods; swamp white oak, found in swamps; and bur oak, which does well on drier sites, but is more abundant in SW Wisconsin than here. 
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