Common Name: red oak
Origin/Ecology: Native to eastern Canada
Habit: Round, stiffly upright, spreading, to 30 m tall, 25 m wide.
Leaves: Simple, lobed, soft flexible, pinnate venation, glabrous, elliptic, ovate, cleft.
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Flowers solitary, not showy. Fruit nuts, brown.
Bark: Smooth, lightly fissured, grey, dark grey, brown.
Water Use, Soil: Acidic soil, moderate water use.
Exposure: Full sun.
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, shade tree.
Limitations: Anthracnose, galls, heart rot, leaf miner, root rot, rust, scale insects, stem borer, wilt.
Other Features: Pointed buds. Used for flooring and furniture.