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The red oak is one of the largest and most important tree’s. I grows really fast. It can be up to 80 feet in diameter. It can grow in many different types of soil. except on dry clay. it can have between seven and eleven points. The seeds are acorns. they drop these on the ground (Or sometimes in my case in my eye) and over time they start to break open under ground. The little cap on top breaks off and makes it easier for the tree to come out. a little red oak pops up and begins to grow. It is amazing how those little acorns can grow to be a full grown tree 80 feet in diameter. The red oaks leaves will remain on the tree well into the fall. Acorns soil your yard. Because they decompose and make bad soil. Which makes your grass die. that is why lots of familys clean there yards every 3 months.
It reaches from the east coast of the united state to minnesota. In southeastern canada.
My dream would be to find one with 80 feet in diameter. The biggest i have seen is seven feet! If i found one, It would surely be on project noah! Though this one is pretty big!
Spotted on May 1, 2012
Submitted on May 1, 2012