Red Oak

Probably the most widely used Oak in America.

It is fast growing and develops an open canopy that still provides good shade.

It is fairly disease and pest free.

Being so vigorous (Shoots may grow 8’ a year on a young tree), it will be a task to keep the leader grow- ing up and to keep the laterals and the leader in proportion.

Staking and twice yearly pruning is required.

Otherwise, there is little to worry about with this tree.

Branching angles are wide so included bark is not a problem. 

There are few if any pest or disease that bother this tree. 

It readily transplants. 

And the fall color is really red.

Grows to 60 ft high and  60 ft wide

Growth rate: Fast