Quercus Robur

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.

To the native eye it would be difficult to instantly observe the difference between these two timbers.