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Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)

Trees along sidewalk, west side of Jenness Hall, Flagstaff Road

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  • 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.