The leaves of Q. Alba develop first in the spring with small pink, pillow-like leaves that have clusters at the ends of shoots that are more green (Wikipedia contributors, 2023). Overall, at the start, the tree looks like it is a cloud or misty (Wikipedia contributors, 2023). Eventually, after several days, the leaves become glossy and bright green with about 5-8in length and 2-3in width. By the fall, the leaves become reddish brown and end up falling off the tree for the most part in the winter (Wikipedia contributors, 2023). Overall, the leaves have 7-9 lobes with 7 being the most common number (Wikipedia contributors, 2023).
References: Ramer, M., Silver, K., & Weizmann, F. (n.d.). Quercus. In Edible and Medicinal Plants of the East. Retrieved April 25, 2023, from http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/fieldbio/Edible_Plants_Ramer_Silver_Weizmann/Pages/spp_page_oak.html ///////
Wikipedia contributors. (2023, April 8). Quercus alba. In Wikipedia. Retrieved April 25, 2023, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_alba#Musical_instruments