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Tree of the Week - June 25, 2007

Stately Swamp White OakRed Oak

Quercus rubra--Red Oak 

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 
Height: 60 ft
Spread: 40 ft
Form: oval 
Type: deciduous tree 
Annual Growth Rate: more than 18 inches 

Comments: Red Oak is a large, fast-growing, long-lived oak. It has dark red fall color and a rounded outline. The summer color is a dark, lustrous green. The tree withstands city environments but not high pH soils.  

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