Red Oak (Quercus rubra)


Quick Facts

  • Most common oak east of the Rocky Mountains.
  • State tree of New Jersey
  • Most important species for indoor oak products 


Northern Red Oak is a fast growing species; its leaves are lobed with distinct red-orange bristle tips.  Acorns are large and covered by flattened saucer-like cup. Twig pith is star-shaped in cross-section. The largest North American Red Oak is located in Monroe County, NY and has a height of 80 feet with a diameter at breast height of 405 inches.  The National Big Tree Registry estimates this tree provides $3,261 of environmental services each year.