Shumard red oak – Quercus shumardii
This fast growing oak is a popular choice with homeowners. It provides quick shade & excellent fall color. Its shape is very attractive as well. It’s susceptible to Oak Wilt, so before selecting a Red oak, check the diversity of trees in your yard & neighborhood. You don’t want to get completely wiped out if Oak Wilt strikes your area. Shumard red oaks grow naturally along streams & in moist forests. However, they do excellent in landscape settings.