Red Oak

Quercus Rubra
(Northern Red Oak, Gray Oak)

This tall, symmetrical tree with its dense foliage makes a handsome shade tree for city streets. The leaves are about seven inches long and half as wide. They are divided into about nine wavy lobes with irregular teeth. In summer they are dull green turning dark red or brown in the fall. The acorns are about an inch long. The acorn cap is very wooly inside. The red oak is one of the most important lumber species. It is used for floors, furniture, millwork and pulpwood.