Family: Fagaceae, beech family
Genus, species: Quercus alba
Edges of leaves have rounded lobes. Lobes may be shallow or deep depending on whether the leaves are in the sun or shade.
Bark is light gray with shallow fissures.
Acorns are long and thin, enclosed by a shallow cup. Acorns germinate shortly after falling from tree.
The genus name Quercus is from the Latin for "oak" and the species name alba is from the Latin for "white."