Red Oak Slab Wood

Live Edge Texas Red Oak Slab Wood is known as Shumard Red Oak, Swamp Red Oak, Shumard Oak, Spotted Oak

Shumard Red Oak is an upright tree that can attain a height of 120 feet. It is found in rich bottomland soils, moist woods and along streams in the eastern third of Texas. It is fast-growing, with an open canopy and stout spreading branches. Leaves are a rich green that turns scarlet in the fall. It grows the tallest on moist, well-drained soils but is also adapted to drier limestone soils and high pH levels. Shumard red oaks are never found in large groves but usually occur singly and far apart. Shumard red oak, Texas Red Oak, and Chisos red oak are all closely related but differ in their ranges. This comprises most of our stock of Live Edge Red Oak Slab Wood because that is what is close here in East Texas.

And the somewhat smaller Live Edge Texas Red Oak Slab Wood, which some will call, Spanish Oak, Spotted Oak, Red Oak, or Rock Oak

Texas Red Oak is a medium tree, rarely growing over 75 feet, but usually 30 to 50 feet, with spreading branches. It is found on alkaline limestone and neutral to slightly acid gravels and sands of north-central and central Texas west to the Pecos River. Along the White Rock Escarpment through Dallas to San Antonio, there are hybrids of Texas Red Oak and Shumard Red Oak. The pure Texas Red Oaks exist to the west. Texas Red Oak is smaller, more often multi-trunked, and more drought tolerant than Shumard Red Oak. The foliage turns bright shades of vivid red and orange in autumn. The bark is dark gray to black with platelike scales, although sometimes it is light gray and smooth.

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