Quercus arizonica  Arizona White Oak
TREE.  Leaves are oval, usually pointed, slightly fuzzy, sometimes obscurely toothed.  Bark is light gray.  Drops its leaves in early spring just before flowers and new leaves appear.  In the Empires, a rare tree that is restricted to a few rocky canyon washes in desert grassland.  One of the largest individuals is pictured above.  Q. turbinella has smaller grayish-green leaves that are smooth and distinctly toothed.  Q. oblongifolia is a shorter, more gnarled tree with bluish green blunt oval leaves.  Q. emoryi has toothed leaves and dark gray bark.
FAMILY:  Fagaceae (Beech Family)