Red Oak

Red Oak

Red Oak
Quercus rubra
Height up to 35 m
Natural range: Eastern Canada and north-eastern America. Introduced into Britain in 1724.

Large shiny leaves turning brilliant red in the autumn. Also planted for high levels of tannin in the bark, which is still used for dying leather.

Compare this with the native British pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) next to it, in particular the shape of the leaves. The Pedunculate oak has a number of oak apples on it.

Pedunculate Oak
Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur)

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