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It’s National Arbor Day 2018!

red oak leaf

A leaf from a Red Oak tree.

Today is National Arbor Day!

Happy National Arbor Day! The national tree for the United States is the family of oaks, known as Quercus. This is a leaf from a red oak tree. But there are many different varieties of oaks that grow abundantly in our nation. Among them are the: White Oak, Black Oak, Willow Oak, and an evergreen oak too – the Live Oak.

Oaks provide a great amount of shade, and their signature similarity is that they bear acorns!

red oak acorns

Red Oak acorns

This Red Oak can be found to grow in hardiness zones 3-8. It is the state tree of New Jersey and Iowa.

Be sure to look up and all around at the wonderful trees that surround you today!

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