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Northern Red Oak

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Northern Red Oak

Quercus rubra

    Notable about this species*

  • Most common species of oak in Maine.
  • The acorns of this species are an important source of food for wildlife.
  • The hard, strong and heavy wood from this tree is used to make furniture, flooring, dowels and much more.
  • In the past, it was used in shipbuilding to construct parts such as ribs and beams.

Map to this tree.

Coordinates: 44.873766, -68.635876

Additional Information

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* Source: “Forest Trees of Maine”, Centennial Edition, 1908 to 2008, a publication of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry