Cherrybark Oak

Cherrybark Oak is one of the southern red oaks. Cherrybark Oak is a valuable tree for hardwood production.

Cherrybark oak also known as swamp red oak, swamp Spanish oak. The cherrybark oak is widely distributed on the best sites in bottoms and on well-drained terraces as well as on alluvial sites of the Coastal Plain and lower Piedmont. It however is seldom is found on wet or swampy soils.

The fruit ripens the second year a characteristic of red oaks. The small rounded acorns are about 1/2 inch long.

Cherrybark oak one of the best oaks for timber along the rivers of the Coastal Plains. It is commonly used for lumber, veneer and furniture.

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