Red Oak

Red Oak tree
Red Oak tree


Quercus rubra



Campus Location

Northwest corner of the Legislative Building

Native Range

Midwest and eastern United States


  • Deciduous, typically growing to 90 feet tall.
  • Susceptible to bacterial leaf scorch and borer infestations.
  • Landscape uses include shade, specimen and parks.

History and significance:
Red oak is one of the finest woods for building material, flooring and furniture, and it's an excellent source of heating fuel. It's also used for tanning and dying cloth, and its acorns are a good source of nutrition for wildlife.

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