North American Red oak

Quercus rubra

Description:
American red oak
Facts:

A handsome tree the American red oak is much valued for its timber which is used for the manufacture of everything from furniture to musical instruments.

It is relatively common throughout much of the UK and it is easily distinguished from the native Oaks by its distinctive leaves.

Introduced:

1724
Origin:
Eastern North America
Location:
Many locations in the UK
Status:
Stable
Problems:
Comments:
None known