The Red Oak is sometimes also known as the Common Red Oak, Eastern Red Oak, Mountain Red Oak and the Gray Oak.
The Red Oak is a strong and hardy tree that grows in a variety of soil conditions. While this makes a great choice for your wooded area or filling in an open field, this tree is also suited for the urban environment as it tolerates pollution and soil compaction well. Its strength gives you comfort from falling branches,etc when planted near your home or outbuilding. This oak will grow at a medium to fast pace once it is established and can grow up to 24" per year in the right conditions. This tree is a very good source for food and nesting for a variety of birds and mammals.