We planted two northern red oak trees in August 2013. One sits in the front yard and the other the backyard. Northern red oaks are fast growing deciduous shade trees. In the spring its new green leaves have a reddish tint before becoming glossy dark green in the summer and then brilliant red for autumn. It grows to about 80 ft tall and it’s canopy has a spread of 45 ft. It grows best in well drained soil and tolerates urban and street planting well.