#039 Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)

This tree used to stand behind a house on McCord Street, but it has since deceased. The Southern Red Oak is known for red-brown foliage in the fall. Leaves are pointed at the ends rather than the rounded edges of the White Oaks. Branches are well spaced and long, giving it a stately appearance. The bark becomes darker with age, eventually turning black in color.

Statistics (1992)

  • Circumference (In.): 191"
  • Height (Ft.): 79'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 102'
  • Total Points: 296

More Information

  • Nominated By: Earl Turbyfill
  • Year Added: 1992
  • Owned By: John Johnson and Anita Riddle
  • Current condition: Gone
  • Neighborhood: Oakdale
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Southern Red Oak’s acorns were eaten by Native American tribes, while the rest of the tree was used for medicinal purposes.