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Red Oak

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:09 AM

Subject: Red Oak

Common Name: Red Oak, Grey Oak


 


Latin Name: Quercus rubra


 


Family: Fagaceae


 


Size: Up to 80 ft.


 


Shape: Tall, Rounded, Branches scattered


 


Trunk: Greyish to brown, soft bark, with small uniform ridges.


 


Wood: Heavy, hard, great firewood.


 


Branches: Grow in random directions. Very wide growing and mostly upwards from the trunk.


 


Description: This is a beautiful strong looking tree. You can dip a stick of it in soap and water and blow bubbles. The wood shows that itis very porus. This is a great residental tree provided that it is far enough away from the house. These trees grow suckers off the branches near the trunk thatneed to be pruned regularly.


 

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