Northern Red  Oak

Maine Tree Club

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.