Genus: Quercus rubra is the scientific name of the Northern Red Oak.
Height: The Northern Red Oak can grow up to 50-70 feet tall.
Soil: The Nothern Red Oak prefers rich, sandy, upland soil.
Leaves: The leaves can be 5-8 inches long. They are green and in the fall they change color and most will fall. Some leaves will change color but remain on the tree.
Bark: The bark on the Northern Red Oak is scaley.
Seeds: The seed is an acorn.
Wood: The wood is strong and heavy. It is used for furniture, hardwood floors, shipbuilding, lobster traps, plywood and many other things.
Interesting Facts: The plants under the Northern Red Oak are beaked hazel and poison ivy.