The white oak has great fall color, with leaves turning showy shades of red or burgundy. It developes notably strong branches and can live for centuries. It features alternating leaves that are 4-8" long with 3-4 rounded, finger-like lobes on each side and one at the tip. Intervening sinuses sometimes reach almost to the mid-rib. Grows in an oval or rounded shape. Is extremely sensitive to soil compaction and grade changes.