Northern Red Oak, Eastern Red Oak, Gray Oak, American Red Oak,
Canadian Red Oak, and Mountain Red Oak.
The Latin name for oak, Quercus, means "a fine tree." The oaks
have been key in America's industrial transformation: railroad ties,
wheels, plows, looms, barrels and, of course, furniture and floors.
The oak is the state tree of New Jersey
and The District of Columbia (DC).
Did You Know?
The bark from oak trees is rich in tannin.
Widespread throughout Eastern U.S. The oaks are by far the most
abundant species group growing in the Eastern hardwood forests.
Red oaks grow more abundantly than the white oaks. The red oak group
comprises many species, of which about eight are commercial. Average
tree height is 60 to 80 feet.
Furniture, flooring, architectural millwork and mouldings, doors,
kitchen cabinets, paneling and caskets.
36.6 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.
The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood
is a pinkish reddish brown. The wood is similar in general appearance
to white oak, but with a slightly less pronounced figure due to
the smaller rays. The wood is mostly straight-grained, with a coarse
Abundant. The most widely used species.
Ash • Beech • Brazilian Cherry • Brazilian Walnut • Aromatic Cedar • Cherry • Coffeenut • Cypress • Hickory • Hard Maple • Poplar • Red Elm • Red Oak • Sassafras • Soft Maple • Walnut • White Oak • White Pine • Yellow Pine • Heart Pine