Thanks to Richard Francis for pointing out the nonsense that had crept, unnoticed into my post “Meeting Peter Folansbee”. I seem to have suggested that red oak wasn’t grown in New England. This was due to a mini crash during the writing of the post which resulted in “in the UK” being missing from “Red oak isn’t grown much, except in arboreta.”
Sorry about sounding as though I don’t know what grows in the Eastern US (and mostly I don’t!) But I do know that red oak is pretty common, but not as good as white oak – at least for some purposes (I’m sure it has it’s uses too.)
Must read even more carefully before pressing “publish”.