More common in the non-calcareous soils of eastern Ohio and throughout most of Pennsylvania. Often found on dry, sandy soils; a tree of more upland conditions along ridges and on slopes. Foliage is dark and glossy and turns to a beautiful scarlet color in the fall. The literature suggests that this species is not as tolerant of adverse conditions as Pin or Northern Red Oaks.
Associated Species: 
Black Oak, Northern Red Oak, White Oak and Flowering Dogwood.