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Red Oak Tree Family

Depending on the species, Red Oaks can grow between 40 and 70 feet and with a nearly equal spread. The wood on Red Oak trees is very porous, making it a poor choice for use in ship building or barrel making as the liquid would drain out slowly over time. It's wood is primarily used for housing and in furniture construction. The wood is strong, hard, and very durable, though notably less than the white oak family.

The Red Oak family consists of dozens of oak species. The leaves of oaks in this family are pointed at the end of lobes of the leaves. Red refers to the color of the wood within the tree. However, their fall color is also red, but many of the red oak species have an array of colors in the fall. Willis Orchard Company has a variety of Red Oak trees for sale in any size or quantity you may require. Consider planting near our blueberry plants!

The British hold oak trees dear, evidenced by the oak tree engraved on the back of one of their oldest coins, the sixpence. Oak trees provide a great source of fats & carbohydrates for wildlife via the acorn fruits they produce in late September and early October. They commonly have lobed leaves that come to a point & darker bark when compared to their White Oak cousins.

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Red Oak Tree Family

Quercus lobatae, otherwise known as the Red Oak family, is a family of oaks that is native to North, South, & Central America. This family of oaks includes many different species and Willis Orchard Company provides the following cultivars: Cherrybark Oak (Quercus falcata var. pagodifolia), Live Oak (Quercus virginiana), Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra), Pin Oak (Quercus palustris), Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima), Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii), Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata), & Willow Oak (Quercus phellos).

Oak trees are typically fast growing with some species, such as Live Oak, growing up to 24 inches in a single year. Live oak is also an interesting species due to it being an evergreen, unlike most other oak trees. The acorns produced by oak trees are produced biennially and are an excellent source of nutrition for wildlife. Red Oak trees prefer a well-drained soil with a pH of 6.8 or lower and are moderately drought tolerant.