Specie: Red oak

LATIN NAME: Quercus species, mainly Quercus rubra

OTHER COMMON NAMES: northern red oak, southern red oak

Janka Hardness Value: 1290

American red oak is the dominant species in the U.S. hardwood forests – with distinctive grain, and wood that is not always red in colour. The name comes from the leaf colour in the fall. Red oak may be sold on the basis of ‘northern’, ‘southern’ and ‘Appalachian’.

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