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Which tree has the scientific name "Quercus alba"?

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Quercus alba is the scientific name for the more common tree name of the white oak. The tree may also be referred to as stave oak, ridge white oak, forked-leaf white oak and the fork-leaf oak.

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The white oak is found in many eastern parts of the United States. It serves as a good habitat for several birds and mammals. Songbirds use them for perching and nesting sites. The tree's twigs are used for nesting materials. The tree is used in a variety of landscaping projects and is considered valuable for reforestation projects, or areas that have been stripped of vegetation.

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