RED OAK

(QUERCUS RUBRA)

 

Location:   There are many Red Oaks on the course.  The labeled tree is near the greenside bunker on No. 18.   It is one of the background palate trees for the course (along with English and Bicolor oaks)

Tree information: Northern Red Oak.  Native to the northeastern and north central USA.  Can be very long lived (documented over 400 years according to the USDA).

Size: 60 to 75’ commonly. Large specimen in Maryland (Chase Creek Red Oak) is 136’ spreading 98 feet.

Growth rate: 1.5 to 2’ per year.

Foliage description: Lobed leaf with terminal spine, Usually 7 to 11 lobes lustrous green in summer with russet to bright red fall color.

  
 
USDA hardiness zone: 3 to 8

Provenance:  Various sources.