|Grid reference||ST 17986 78349|
|Common name||Red oak|
|Origin||East North America|
|Height||11.5M February 2021|
|Girth||116cm @ 0.5M March 2021|
This tree is at the south end, 88M from the Fairoak Road entrance beside Cathays library. Leaf lengths were typically between 16 and 21cm, a few being smaller.
General tree description
Quercus rubra is a fast-growing tree, typically reaching about 25 metres tall in open ground, though much higher in forests in its native habitat. When mature it has a broad round-topped crown. It has large oblong-ovate leaves, 10 to 25 cm long, 10 to 15 cm broad, with seven to eleven lobes. They are dark green and smooth, turning red in autumn. The acorns ripen after two years and are egg-shaped, up to 2.5 cm long.