Southern Red Oak - Quercus falcata
With a U-shaped base and long, narrow terminal lobe, and widest at the middle, the leaves of this oak are a distinguishing feature. The trees are medium-tall with an upright crown and single, straight trunk. The bark is dark with shallow ridges. The acorns are less than an inch long and rounded with a pointed tip; they mature in two years. The tree grows throughout the Southeast and north to southern New York. It is tolerant of dry, sandy soils and most common on upland sites, being confined to the coast in the northern part of its range.