20 - 4-7” Red Oak
Red oaks are an important tree in terms of supplying food and shelter for birds and mammals, timber and landscaping, providing both shade and autumn color. The leaves can turn a deep brick red in autumn, but some years the leaves change to a yellow-brown hue. The typical red oak can easily be 60 feet tall and many will grow up to 80 feet. The red oak sapling can survive in partial shade but eventually requires full sun to reach its maximum height. The best setting for a red oak is in sandy loam that has a tendency to be either neutral or somewhat acidic. Expect heavy crops of acorns every two to five years. Transplanting red oaks is usually problem-free.