Quercus rubra. RED OAK. Eastern North America
FAGACEAE (Oak or beech family)

A tree rather resembling scarlet oak but with larger, sturdier leaves with more lobes and a less deeply enclosed acorn. Two red oaks can be seen at the entrance to the Round Room at the Church and there are three on the south side of the fountain in front of the Bing Wing of Green Library. Another, immediately to the south of the Ginzton Laboratory, has produced volunteer seedlings. A grove is at the park opposite 820 Lathrop Drive; six trees are on the west side of Rains Houses, just off Escondido Road at Running Farm Lane.

Illustration: McMinn, Howard E. and Evelyn Maino. 1951. An illustrated manual of Pacific coast trees; with lists of trees recommended for various uses on the Pacific coast by H. W. Shepherd. 2d ed. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.

Other campus oaks: Quercus -- Oak Notes | Quercus agrifolia | Quercus cerris | Quercus chrysolepis | Quercus coccifera calliprinos | Quercus coccinea | Quercus diversifolia | Quercus douglasii | Quercus engelmannii | Quercus greggii | Quercus ilex | Quercus kelloggii | Quercus lobata | Quercus macrocarpa | Quercus marilandica | Quercus mexicana | Quercus palustris | Quercus parvula shreveii | Quercus robur | Quercus rubra | Quercus suber | Quercus virginiana | Quercus wislizeni

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Related material: Canopy Trees for Palo Alto Tree Library

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