Wild NCC

Northern Red Oak

(Quercus rubra)

Northern red oak, botanical name Quercus Rubra, is easy to recognize by its bark, which features bark ridges that appear to have shiny stripes down the center. The Northern red oak has been planted in many cities, due to its toleration of pollution and compacted soil. Northern red oak is the most common species of oak in the northeastern US. The northern red oak is one of the most important oaks for timber production in North America.