Height: 60-75 feet

Light: full sun

Soil: Well-drained.

Good street tree

Naturalist Joseph S. Illick described the northern red oak as “one of the handsomest, cleanest, and stateliest trees in North America.” (National Wildlife Federation and Arborday blog.)  


Oak, Northern Red

3 Gallons
  • Pollinator value: Medium -- yet according to Doug Tallamy it is the third most important tree for biodiversity behind the White Oak and Black Oak.

    Brilliant fall color AND "a wide crown you can walk or dine under." (National Wildlife Federation blog).