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Northern Red Oak

Red OakQuercus rubra

Native throughout the deciduous hardwood forests of the eastern United States, they can grow to over 70 feet in height and 3 feet in diameter. The largest red oak measured is 80 feet tall and 33 feet, 9 inches around.

Red oak is a popular shade tree, valuable lumber tree and its acorns are an important food source for birds and mammals. Although slow growing in Flagstaff, red oaks provide red leaves and stems in the spring and spectacular fall-leaf color.

For more information on Northern Red Oak, visit the links below:

Virginia Tech Department of Forestry
North Carolina State University Plant Fact Sheet

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