COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: Canada & United States
ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: Generally widespread and globally secure. Can be rare in some parts of its range.
HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Light tan or pale yellow brown to pale or dark brown. Variations in colour and grain are considerable, but not as pronounced as in Red Oak
SAPWOOD COLOUR: Whitish to light brown. Distinct from heartwood.
WORKING PROPERTIES: Bores, glues, sands, screws and turns easily. Pre-boring recommended for nailing. Moulding can be testing as White Oak is a brittle, hard and heavy timber. Tannins in the wood make staining difficult as timber can turn green in colour.