Shade Metals

Species Specific Botanical Jewelry

red oak

Oak, Northern Red (Quercus rubra)

Sara & Cesar

NATIVE RANGE: Eastern & Central North America

DESCRIPTION: Large tree with branches that grow at right angles from the trunk, leaves with 7-9 lobes, and thousands of acorns.

JEWELRY: Miniature silver oak leaves with a smooth cupped surface

northern red oak leaves in autumn.jpg

FOOD: Also known as the champion oak, this tree reaches a height of 90 feet (27 meters). The amount of acorns it produces varies from year to year, depending on how the tree judges its health and environment, but when it does drop acorns a single tree can produce a million in a single season. Survival rate for acorns is very low, up to 95% get eaten by animals like bears, deer, elk, moose, squirrels, turkey, raccoons, rabbits, birds, and more.