Southern Live Oak

Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)

 

Common Names: Live Oak, Southern Live Oak

 

Distribution: Southeastern United States

 

Color/Appearance: Has a light to medium brown color, though there can be a fair amount of variation in color

 

Janka Hardness: 2,680 lbf

 

Density: 5.25 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, oak has been reported as a sensitizer. Usually most common reactions simply
include eye and skin irritation, as well as asthma-like symptoms.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring, boatbuilding, barrels and veneer.

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