Red Oak

RED OAK, Quercus rubra

While common throughout much of southern Ontario, Red Oak occurs naturally only in a couple of areas in Huron and Perth Counties, one being along the lower Maitland River Valley corridor.  As with all other oaks, Red Oak produce acorns.  Wood from Red Oak is commercially important and used for a variety of products such as flooring and furniture.

tiger_dunlop_oak_aRED OAK (Or01)

Size (note: diameter and circumference measured at breast height – 1.3 m above the ground)
Diameter: 142 cm
Circumference: 446 cm
Height: 27 m
Location
Address: along the Mill Road Hiking Trail on the north side of the Maitland River and west of the Menesetung Bridge, Goderich
UTM Coordinates: E441998, N4844426
Notes: This tree is affectionately known as the Tiger Dunlop Oak.  An interesting plaque erected beside the tree by the Maitland Trail Association relates historical happenings in the area to the life of the tree.
Submitted by: John Hazlitt and Steve Bowers
Date measured: October 10, 2008

 

 

red_oak_goderich_aRED OAK (Or02)

Size (note: diameter and circumference measured at breast height – 1.3 m above the ground)
Diameter: 115.5 cm
Circumference: 363 cm
Height: 23 m
Location
Address: Northwest corner of the intersection of North Street and Bruce Street, across from the Huron County Museum in Goderich
UTM Coordinates: E442729, N4843975
Notes: This tree is on the road allowance adjacent North Street.
Submitted by: John Hazlitt
Date measured: October 10, 2008