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Eastern Red Oak

Common Name:  Eastern Red Oak

Scientific Name: Quercus rubra

Location: Spalding Circle

Size: Two trees in proximity, 38 and 40 inches diameter at breast height

Eastern Red Oak, Quercus rubra location on map

Native to: Eastern U.S.

This tree typically grows to:  60-75 feet tall and wide

This tree prefers these conditions:  Full sun, dry to medium moisture

Special about this tree:  

  • Grows to a stately size and provides heavy shade.
  • Dark leaves are about 7 inches, with seven to 11 lobes, each with multiple sharp tips
  • Acorns are 1 inch. with shallow, beret-shaped caps.
  • Fall color is red to brown.
  • Fast growing.
  • Susceptible to oak wilt disease.