Scientific Name: Quercus coccinea
Nativity: Eastern United States
The species name coccinea is Latin for scarlet, named for the rich, red color of the leaves in the fall. Because of this, the scarlet oak is a popular ornamental tree. The wood is also used for lumber but is often marketed as red oak. In fact, the entire tree looks very similar to red oak, except for their more deeply-lobed leaves. Oaks can be grown from a single acorn if protected from ravenous birds and squirrels. There are over 600 species of oaks in the world; all native to the Northern Hemisphere.
DBH: 16.5 inches