Oak, Red


Quercus rubra

Red oak is a medium to large tree. Leaves turn red to brown. It is very hardy once it establishes a good root system and can be long lived. Northern Minnesota is the north edge of it’s range, but it is very adaptable. Trees have a wide spread when given ample growing space, but are more narrow in dense woods.

Acorns are eaten by a variety of wildlife. Red oak has valuable timber, but it is rare to find trees with good form in far northern Minnesota.


  • Size: 12"-18"
  • # per Bundle: 25
  • Soil Type: Adaptable - sandy to clay
  • Sun: full sun to partial sun
  • Moisture: moderate to dry
  • Height: 60'-90'
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District

505 3rd St N, Ste A,
Virginia, MN 55792
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4 Monday-Friday and by appointment

Upcoming Board Meetings

Wednesday, October 18th at 10:30 a.m.
This meeting will be held in-person at the SWCD office. A link is available to join virtually by contacting Anita at least 2 hours prior to the meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

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