Red oak bark is the bark of the red oak tree, which is a large, deciduous tree that is native to North America. Red oak trees are known for their distinctive, deep red bark and leaves, which turn a vibrant orange and red in the fall. The bark of the red oak tree is thick and deeply furrowed, and can be easily peeled away from the trunk of the tree.
Red oak bark has a rough, rugged texture and a slightly bitter, astringent taste. It is commonly used as a natural dye, and can also be ground into a powder and used as a natural remedy for various ailments. Despite its bitter taste, red oak bark is a valuable and versatile natural resource that has been used by people for centuries.
Botanical Name: quercus rubra
Also known as: English oak, Tanner's oak, red oak, European oak