White Oak

(Quercus alba)


Some White Oak acorns are sweet enough to eat raw, but mostly the acorn is best roasted or boiled and dried. Acorns can be ground into meal or flour. The acorns are rich in protein and fat.


The Edible Arbor Walk is a project intended to give the community hands on opportunities to see where their food comes from. Park patrons consume trees from the Edible Arbor Walk at their own discretion.

Trees are planted by volunteers of the Elgin community. All trees donated to the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department, and purchased by the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department, are the property of the City of Elgin. The City of Elgin retains the right to move, replace or discard trees as necessary.