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 central, eastern and southeastern 🇺🇸 USA.

In this area:

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

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

Has spectacular deep red fall color.

Learn more about ◼︎ scarlet oak Quercus coccinea

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