The BBC recently showed a documentary about the life of an oak tree. The Oak is iconic in the UK and the documentary goes in to extreme detail. Probably boring for some but those who are always amazed by the beauty of oak will no doubt enjoy the documentary.
English Oak, European Oak French Oak.
European Oak (Quercus Robur) is a temperate hardwood native to most of Europe and is, in fact, the same species as English Oak.
American Oak (Quercus Alba)
Temperate hardwood predominantly found in North America. Similar to European Oak.
Summary and our opinion
Both species are categorised as white oak. The difference between the 2 species is less obvious in comparison to variations between individual trees.