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    Scarlet Oak: A Parade of Red

    By Sheereen Othman | April 11, 2017

    Quercus coccinea By any standard, the oak is a brawny tree. It is significant in numbers alone, being the most widespread hardwoods in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere. One of the most notable attributes of the oak is its commanding stature. Its amazing strength, beauty, and longevity have made the oak a central part of much of American history. Abraham Lincoln found his way across a river near Homer, Illinois, using the Salt River Ford Oak as a…

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