The problem with white oak tree identification concerns their propensity to hybridize easily. Consequently, it is not uncommon to find SWO - for example - with different size/shape acorns. I just picked acorns from some SWO trees (mostly SWO) that are probably a cross with a straight white oak or an English columnar white oak (one that resulted in a genetic throwback - didn't retain columnar shape of english parent but exhibits leaf pattern of SWO. These trees are prolific producers of acorns that are much larger and shaped differently than most SWO (acorns are elongated in shape and more like the shape of an English Oak or White Oak; whereas, most SWO acorns are more gumdrop shape in appearance). Further, the leaves on these trees - while shaped like most SWO - are a dull brown in appearance without the silvery underside. Since I use them for habitat trees their propensity to produce lots of relatively large acorns on a regular basis (the trees are only about 9-10 years old)makes the other dimensions irrelevant. In ID'ing white oak trees, you can check the bark color/structure, look at the size/shape of the acorns, and examine the leaf pattern-structure/color ... and then conclude that tree is MOSTLY - for example -Bur Oak, English Oak, or SWO. Don't get frustrated or discouraged ... many of us just give our best estimate.