Red Oak (1-0)
Northern Red Oak is native to the Midwest and is the most common oak found in our area. It transplants readily and grows faster than most oaks. Northern Red Oak prefers a well-drained, rich woodland site- best in sandy, loam soil. It is tolerant of air pollution and salt. Red oaks are susceptible to oak wilt. We suggest planting them 100 ft apart to avoid eventual root grafts that allow the disease to spread from tree to tree. Prune oaks in the dormant season to avoid attracting beetles that may carry oak wilt.
- Med-fast growth
- Russet red fall color
- Wildlife: Game birds, game mammals, migrant birds, small mammals
- AVOID pruning April - July (prune in dormant season if possible and avoid construction damage in the summer)
Seedling Size: 12-18"
Mature Height: Grows 60-75'
Sunlight: Full Sun/Partial Shade