Fagaceae (beech family) Quercus

Quercus rubra red oak

Eastern North America
Quercus rubra leaf. Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell

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.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005.