Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)
Trees along sidewalk, west side of Jenness Hall, Flagstaff Road
- Species not common in Maine; found mostly in southern counties such as York. Abundant in Appalachian Mountains.
- Foliage is brilliant scarlet in autumn; species widely planted as an ornamental.
- Often more than 70 feet tall, with one in Kentucky reported at 120 feet.
- Acorns important food source for squirrels, chipmunks, mice, woodpeckers and blue jays.