What Are Oak Trees?
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Order: Fagales
- Family: Fagaceae
- Genus: Quercus
An oak is a tree in the beech family and of the
genus Quercus. Oak trees are native to the Northern Hemisphere,
but there are now over 600 species of oak spread out across North and South America,
Asia, Europe, and Northern Africa. Oaks have leaves arranged in spirals and
grow acorns, which are a type of nut.