Also called champion oak.  One of the red oaks.   Part of oak  genus Quercus in beech / oak  family Fagaceae and bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA, east of the 🗻︎ Rocky Mountains.

In this area:

due to possible infestation by oak wilt disease (OWD)  Bretziella fagacearum.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Its wood is used to make furniture and barrels.

Quercus hosts caterpillars of 534 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Grows large, and is a great shade tree.   Planting info (SW Michigan) (.pdf).

Learn more about ◼︎ northern red oak Quercus rubra

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