Quercus rubra L.

English Northern red oak ISEIA: C1
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Report the species

Report Quercus rubra to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Quercus rubra L. in Luxembourg. Recorder database, MNHNL, 21.05.2019.

The first documented occurrence of the species in Luxembourg dates from 1959. It was found by Léopold Reichling on 24th June 1959 in Réngelbaach (Municipality of Steinsel). There are 17 observations indicated in the Recorder database (18/01/2018).

Where planted, red oak recruitment rate is very high and young trees can form a dense understorey excluding ground vegetation and other tree species. Red oak is characterised by a species-poor phytophagous and saproxylic community in comparison to native oaks. Litter is hardly degraded and favours soil acidification (Source: http://ias.biodiversity.be/species/show/87).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C1 (1+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2013: 18).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., Y. Krippel, M. Pfeiffenschneider & S. Schneider, 2013. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of non-native vascular plant species in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 114: 15-21. [PDF 652 KB]
  • Welter A., J.Turk & J. Trossen, 2008. Les arbres introduits au Luxembourg. Inventaire des essences arborescentes non indigènes de pleine terre présentes sur le territoire du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. Ferrantia 53, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg, ISSN 1682-5519, 111 pp.

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Quercus rubra L. In: neobiota.lu - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: https://neobiota.lu/quercus-rubra/ [21.05.2019].

 Last updated on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.