POISONOUS PARTS: Acorns (seeds of nuts) and young leaves. Low toxicity if eaten. Symptoms include stomach pain, constipation and later bloody diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Distinguished by shallow acorn cup, shallow pointed lobes(on leaves), reddish buds,old trees with deeply ridged bark. (Sibley Guide to Trees)
According to (Farrar), this tree ranges from east of Lake Superior to Nova Scotia and P.E.I.
The acorns are food for wild life and birds. Its beautiful wood has long been valued for furniture and flooring.
Long- lived, cold-hardy, fast growing and providing exellent shade, this tree is often planted in cities. Red oak is often used in the restoration of wildlife habitat and degraded sites. (Benvie)
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