Red Oak is a fast growing and Bur Oak is slow growing tree, both large with brown to dark red color in the fall. Mature trees can reach heights of 60-80 feet. Red Oak is moderately shade tolerant and Bur Oak intolerant of shade, both will grow in a variety of soils and are moderately drought resistant.
Wildlife Food & Cover: Excellent food-acorn, insects, browse, buds. Excellent cover-nesting, perching, escape, dens, cavities.
Fruit: Acorns - late summer
Ecosystem: Oak Savanna, Oak Woodland, Dry Oak Forest, Mesic Oak Forest, Maple Basswood Forest, White Pine Hardwood Forest, Lowland Hardwood Forest
Scientific Name: Quercus rubra & Quercus macrocarpa
Product Size at Purchase: 6-18"
Product Size at Maturity: 60-80'
Other: Brown or Red fall color, do not prune April-June due to Oak Wilt