Red oak (Quercus rubra) is a fast-growing deciduous native to N. America. Valued for its form, foliage, durable wood, it can grow 100 ft tall.
Leaves are simple, lobed, 7-9 pointed, green in summer, red in fall. Bark is grey with deep ridges, acorns large, round, shallow-capped.
Red oak prefers well-drained soil, full sun, adaptable to conditions. Resistant to pests, diseases but can suffer from oak wilt, root rot, gypsy moth.
Wood is strong, durable, used for furniture, flooring, construction. Red oak is ornamental, habitat for birds, insects, grows up to 30 meters.
Sponsor a red oak, plant and name after dedication. Receive location, certificate via email after purchase. Your tree will be planted on our nature reserve.
To minimise its carbon footprint, everything will be sent to you via email rather than regular post.
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I gifted a tree to my best friend in December and was pleased to call in to see it if it was planted and there it was, precisely where it should be over What Three Words – First class!