Common Name: Red Oak
Botanical Name: Quercus borealis
Current Location: Capitol Square, S.E.
Sponsor: Speaker Joseph G. Cannon (Ill.)
Speaker of the House of Representatives Joseph Cannon served for 46 years as a republican representative from Illinois and was Speaker from 1903 to 1911.
The red oak is one of the best oaks for urban environments, often used as a street tree in the New England and Midwestern states.