White Oak (Quercus alba) Trivia Facts:
The Wye Oak, a Famous White Oak
The Wye Oak was the official state tree of Maryland and lived in Wye Mills, Talbot County, Maryland. It was a National Champion Tree, as named by the American Forestry Association, and resided in Wye Oak State Park, where pets were allowed to bask in its shade with their owners.
This magnificent tree was the largest white oak in the United States until a storm fell it on June 6, 2002. At that time, its trunk diameter measured about six feet across. It lived to be an estimated 460 years old, the oldest oak ever recorded.