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Northern Red Oak

Quercus Rubra

Description:

* "In forests, the northern red oak grows straight and tall, to 28 m (90 ft), exceptionally to 43 m (140 ft) tall, with a trunk of up to 50-100 cm (20-40 in) diameter. Open-grown trees do not get so tall, but can develop a stouter trunk, up to 2 m (6 ft) in diameter. It has stout branches growing at right angles to the stem, forming a narrow round-topped head. It grows rapidly and is tolerant of many soils and varied situations, although it prefers the glacial drift and well-drained borders of streams. It is frequently a part of the canopy in an oak-heath forest, but generally not as important as some other oaks." * from wikipedia entry

Habitat:

* " North America, in the northeastern United States and southeast Canada. It grows from the north end of the Great Lakes, east to Nova Scotia, south as far as Georgia and states with good soil that is slightly acidic." * from wikipedia entry

Notes:

This is a Portland Heritage Tree here in Portland, OR. It's heritage tree number is 156.

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denverwarner
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denverwarner

Portland, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 30, 2011
Submitted on Aug 30, 2011

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