Northern Red Oak Tree

The Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) tree is a deciduous tree species from eastern North America. This species of Oak has leaves that are pointed at the ends, which are different from the lobed leaves of the White Oak family. In Autumn the tree produces bright red and orange foliage and stands out in the forest. Squirrels feast upon the acorns which are dropped at this time of the year as well.

 

The seedlings of this tree form a circle of leaves on the forest floor no more than half a foot in height

 

The acorns produced by the tree have a smooth cap compared to other oak species.

 

Fallen Autumn leaves are a reddish colour and can be distinguished by the points along the sides.