SCIENTIFIC NAME: Quercus bicolor
COMMON NAME: swamp white oak
LEAVES: 4 to 8 pairs of teeth and very pubescent underneath. Up to 6" long and can be 4" wide. Teeth or serrations tend to be pointed and not as rounded on the other chestnut oaks and of course number of pairs of teeth is a very important characteristic.
FRUIT: Acorn has long stalk. Sweet.
BARK: Flaky and scaly with age.
OTHER: One of the chestnut leaved oaks. Native in north Alabama on low/moist to intermediate sites. Tap rooted. Grows 60' to 80' tall. Doesn't tolerate drought very well. Used in parking median strips at the new Southern Living Building in Birmingham, AL. This species is in the white oak group.