Swamp white oak
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The swamp white oak, Quercus bicolor, is one of the more important white oaks for lumber production. It is a tree of wetlands, as its name implies, but grows farther north than the other white oaks of wetlands (swamp chestnut oak, overcup oak).
The leaves are always more or less glaucous on the back, and the leaves are shallowly lobed/coarsely toothed, intermediate between the chestnut oak and the white oak. The bark resembles the white oak.
In recent years, the swamp white oak has become a popular landscaping tree, partly due to its relative ease of transplanting.