The mighty white oak tree, Quercus alba
, has long been the subject of folklore and legend. Sometimes called the “King of Trees,” the oak is often associated with titans in the pagan pantheon, Zeus and Thor to name just two.
In Illinois, we recognize its importance and have named the white oak our state tree. We celebrate the month of October as Oak Awareness Month
or Oaktober fest.
These trees, which can grow 50 to...