Scarlet Oak

The scarlet oak, a shade and ornamental tree, provides stunning foliage. It begins as red in the spring, rich green through the summer, and returns to red in the autumn. The scarlet oak can be found north and east of the Balto statue (in the Dene landscape), and east of Heckscher Playground.

  • Leaves

    Narrow, alternate, 3-7 inches long
  • Fruit

    .5-1 inch acorns
  • Flower

    Typical, yellow-green catkins that come out with leaves
  • Bark

    Gray to brown and smooth, becomes darker over time

Where to find the Scarlet Oak