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.