Leaves with prominent veins and marginal teeth, resembling a chestnut but fruit is single nutted (acorn) rather than 3 nuts as in chestnut.
Frequently planted for wildlife due to its rapid growth and early masting. Trees can often begin to produce acorns in 5-10 years. It is promoted as being good for wildlife especially deer and turkey, but the acorns are frequently too large for turkeys and deer do prefer white oak acorns over saw tooth. Deer do eat these if there aren’t other food sources available.