Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

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Notes

Key Characteristics

  • Leaves usually with dull green upper surface
  • Acorn with shallow cup, enclosing just the base of the nut
  • Terminal bud lustrous, reddish brown
  • Inner bark not bitter, pink or flesh-colored

Sourced from page 231 of "Michigan Trees"

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