Oak, Northern Red 1-0


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Northern red oak reaches a mature size of 70 to 90 feet in height and 2 to 3 feet in diameter. It achieves best growth on north and east slopes, but is commonly found on deep, well-drained, loamy soils and fertile coves. The wood is hard and strong, and is used for paneling, furniture, cabinets and flooring. The acorns provide food for many mammals and birds. The tree’s symmetrical shape and fall color make it a desirable landscape tree. Northern red oak is one of the most important timber trees in the eastern United States.