Red Oak Tree Information: How To Grow A Red Oak Tree

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Northern red oak (Quercus rubra) is a handsome, adaptable tree that thrives in nearly any setting. Planting a red oak tree requires a bit of extra preparation, but the payoff is great; this American classic provides glorious summer shade and reliable fall color for many years to come. Read on for red oak tree information, then learn how to grow a red oak tree. Red Oak Tree Characteristics and Info Red oak is a hardy tree suitable for growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 through 8. This moderately fast-growing oak tree reaches mature heights of 60 to 75 feet, with a spread of 45 to 50 feet. The tree is valued for its deep root system, which makes it useful for planting near urban streets and sidewalks. How to Grow a Red Oak Tree Planting a red oak tree is

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