If Trees Could Sing

David Olney & the White Oak

David Olney talks about the white oak and the benefits that trees provide us.

White Oak Acorns

The acorns of this tree are eaten by songbirds, turkeys, squirrels and deer.

White Oak Leaf

The white oak's leaves feature 7-10 rounded lobes.

The light gray, ashy-colored bark of the white oak often forms flaky plates in mature trees.

David Olney

David Olney is known as a songwriter's songwriter, a master craftsman among tunesmiths. He has released more than 20 albums in his career, which began in the 1970s. His music has been featured in ABC-TV's Nashville, and his songs have been recorded by such artists as Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Tim O'Brien and others. See other music artists talking about trees...

White Oak Facts

  • Scientific name: Quercus alba
  • Range: most of the eastern United States
  • Height: up to 100 ft.
  • Fruit: egg-shaped acorns
  • Fall colors: orange, red and brown
  • Distinguishing feature: the wood inside this tree is white

You Can Take Care of Trees Like the Pin Oak

Mighty Cool Tree Fact

Did you know... over the course of 50 years, a single tree can provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control?



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