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Scientific Name: Quercus alba
Under Power Lines:
Street Tree Planting:
Yes—minimum planting strip width of 8 feet. If planting a street tree, you must be approved for a permit.
A large deciduous tree with a wide-spreading, rounded canopy at maturity. White oak is native to the eastern US and makes an excellent shade tree, street tree, or yard tree.
Deciduous tree with dark green leaves with varying fall color from reds to brown.
Best grown in rich, moist, acidic well-drained soils in full sun, however adapts well to a variety of soil conditions with good drought tolerance.
Some potential diseases include oak wilt, anthracnose, and oak leaf blister. Potential insects include scale, oak skeletonizer, leaf miner and lace bug.
Minimum Planting Distances:
- 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
- 5 feet from underground utility lines
- 10 feet from power poles
- 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
- 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
- 30 feet from street intersections
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-615-1668 if you have questions about your tree selection.
White oak leaf
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