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American Elm vs Northern Red Oak

Ulmus americana

Quercus rubra

American Elm
Northern Red Oak

American Elm is fast growing, tall tree with a recognizable and pleasing shape.

It's well suited for urban environments because of its non-invasive roots and ability to grow on harsh sites (quite salt tolerant). American Elm develops a wide, dense canopy that provides shade for many city streets around North America.

A medium-sized deciduous tree, the northern red oak can grow to 25 m tall and 30 m in diameter with a crown spread of 18 m. It has a short, massive trunk and an extensive crown in the open, while in the forest it has a tall columnar bole and small rounded head. It is symmetrical and beautifully coloured in the fall. Leaves are 10-20 cm long by 10-13 cm wide, and oblong, with 7 to 11 toothed lobes. Its fruit is an acorn. Bark can be brown to black, with broken to wide flat ridges. Northern red oak is a valuable, fast-growing oak used primarily for lawns, parks, golf courses, and commercial areas. It is often used as a street tree.

The most attractive and fastest growing oak we have seen for the prairies. We are one of the only nurseries growing this tree.

AMERICAN ELM QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED OAK QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: bright yellow
Fall colour: red
Bark: dark, ashy gray with ridges
Bark: Smooth and grey (young), Furrowed and grey (mature)
Nuts: Produces acorns
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: up to 200 years
Life span: long
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium







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