Mature diameter of red oak

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It also grows fast, and it has an open canopy which enables it to grow tall. The tree, once mature, grows to eighty feet tall hence it has glossy green foliage. The trees have a great colour during summer hence it turns to red foliage during the season. The foliage is an excellent source of food for wildlife and squirrels.

Northern Red Oak

Red Oak | Natural Resource Stewardship

Quercus rubra , the northern red oak , is an oak tree in the red oak group Quercus section Lobatae. It is a native of North America, in the eastern and central United States and southeast and south-central Canada. It prefers good soil that is slightly acidic. Often simply called red oak , northern red oak is so named to distinguish it from southern red oak Q. Northern Red Oak is sometimes called champion oak. In many forests, this deciduous tree grows straight and tall, to 28 m 92 ft , exceptionally to 43 m ft tall, with a trunk of up to 50— cm 20—39 in diameter.

If you have ever walked from Lincoln Avenue along North Balph Avenue to climb the steep hillside of Bayne Park to arrive at the entry porch of Bayne Library, you have likely paused breathlessly for a moment beneath this towering tree. Northern Red Oaks are known for being fast growing and one of the largest of the Oaks. Standing before a tree with a trunk so wide and a crown reaching so high may cause us to ponder the age of this magnificent specimen. We would never cut this tree down or take an invasive trunk boring just to count its growth rings, but we can use a mathematical formula to calculate the approximate of the age of this tree.
The red oak is one of the largest and most important timber trees. One of the fastest growing of the oaks, it attains a to 80 feet and a diameter of two to three feet. It has a wide, spreading head with few far reaching branches. Found growing over southeastern Canada and the northeastern United States, it reaches west to central Minnesota, eastern Nebraska and Kansas. It is found over most of Iowa on a variety of soils, except on the drier clay uplands.