Oregon White Oak
Characteristics: Large, native oak with beautiful form. Deciduous tree, broadly spreading, rounded crown. Tree named by David Douglas to honor Nicholas Garry, director, and later deputy governor, of the Hudson's Bay Company.
Growing Conditions: Slow to medium growing. Prefers sun. Can tolerate seasonal flooding but prefers drier soil in summer.
Uses: Beautiful native tree. Western gray squirrel dependent on this native species for food. Host plant for butterflies: Propertius duskywing and California sister.
Shape: Rounded crown with stout limbs and complex branching pattern when mature
Flowers: Both male and female flowers are tiny and inconspicuous and appear before leaves.
Leaves: Leaves alternate, simple are up to 6
Bark: Light gray and shaggy.
Planting Strip Width: >8.5' w/o power lines, yards
Native to Pacific Northwest.