Northern Red Oak

Arbor Walk #58, TreeKeeper ID #1566

This fast-growing oak is known for its hardy dark green leaves that turn bright red in the fall. This Midwest native’s beautiful dense crown provides good shade, and along with its ability to tolerate air pollution and drought, has made it a landscaping favorite.

The Northern Red Oak is a member of the subgenus of red oaks. These oaks are distinguishable from other oaks from their awns (soft bristles) at the ends of leaf lobes, their orange hairs on the leaf underside at vein intersections, and their dark, ridged bark.

Common NameNorthern Red Oak
Latin NameQuercus rubra
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