American Hardwood

Red Oak

Red Oak: The northern red oak is one of the most important oaks for timber production in North America. The wood is of high value and other related oaks are also cut and marketed as Red Oak. The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is reddish brown. The wood is mostly straight-grained, heavy, hard and strong with a coarse texture. In forests, the northern red oak grows straight and tall, to 35 m (115 ft), exceptionally to 43 m (140 ft) tall, with a trunk of up to 1 m (3 ft) diameter; open-grown trees do not get so tall, but can develop a stouter trunk, up to 2 m (6 ft) in diameter. It has stout branches growing at right angles to the stem, forming a narrow round-topped head. It grows rapidly and is tolerant of many soils and varied situations, although it prefers the glacial drift and well-drained borders of streams. Under optimal conditions, northern red oak is fast growing and trees may live up to 500 years. Red oak is used for furniture, in construction and for interior finish of houses.

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