Red Oak
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Oak, Red – 6-12″

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The red oak (Quercus rubra – also called Northern Red Oak is generally a durable and long-lived tree.  However, it is susceptible to Oak Wilt disease (which has no cure).  In the fall, red oak leaves turn russet-red to bright red.

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Product Description

Overview

  • Seedling Size:   6-12″
  • Seedling Age:   1-0
  • Mature Height:   50 – 75 feet
  • Mature Width:   40 – 60 feet
  • Soil Type:    Acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils
  • Moisture:   Moderate
  • Sun:   Full sun
  • Growth Rate:   Fast

Key Characteristics of Red Oak 

  • Leaves are alternating and are 4-8″ long with waxy, spine-tipped lobes.
  • Offers great shade due to a dense crown.
  • Round acorns provide an immense wildlife value to a wide variety of animals and insects.

Visitors Attracted to Red Oak

  • Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
  • White Tail Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
  • White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Did You Know?

Oak trees are one of the best trees available for habitat, providing food through its acorns, as well as through the diversity of insects it supports.

Image Credits

  • Red Oak – Richard Webb, Bugwood.org
  • Red Oak Acorn – Bill Cook, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org
  • Red Oak Bark – Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org