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.