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Red Oak
Quercus rubra

Also called Northern Red Oak, this species is native to North America. These rapidly growing trees have trunks that are covered with dark gray or black furrowed bark. It is one of the most important oaks used for timber in North America. The wood is used for flooring, furniture, and railroad ties.

Habitat:Moist forests of mountains and piedmont.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree, growing to 30 m tall and 1 m in diameter.
Bloom Time:Mid-spring to early summer.
Longevity:Long-lived.
Presence in US:AL AR CT DC DE GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS NC NE NH NJ NY OH OK PA RI SC TN VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:NB NS ON PE QC
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