Mighty Oaks! Posted on March 11, 2021 at 4:30 pm.Written by Losely Admin Oaks make great residential and commercial shade trees. They are also good for natural open areas. Quercus macrocarpa is very tolerant of an urban environment. Commonly known as bur oak, it has nice dark green foliage with an oval habit and yellow fall color. Quercus rubra is a rounded pyramidal with a fast-growing habit. It has beautiful red fall color. Quercus imbricaria has a rich glossy green foliage that turns a beautiful russet red in fall. Quercus bicolor is a moisture and drought tolerant tree. It provides yellow and orange fall color. The leaf is a similar shape to the Quercus alba.