Red Oak Trees

Timberview Trees

Common Name: Red Oak      Growth Rate: 70-90 feet     Climate Best Grows In: Northeastern U.S.       Life Span: 300+ years       Leaves: Have 7-11 lobes, reaching half way to mid-vein. Thin, firm, pointy, green      Flowers: acorns are large, flowers are a mixture of yellow and green        Reproduction Method: Classified as monoecious; producing both male and female flowers

How to Plant

1. Remove any grass, plants, or weeds around it.

2. Dig a hole as deep as 3 times larger than the width

3. Set the tree in the hole, be careful not to smash or damage roots

4. Pack the dirt back around the hole, removing all the air.

5. Water regularly and immediately after planting

Alot of small animals are dependent on Red Oaks, like birds and small squirrels. Different bugs can also live of the leaves. Some limiting factors could be the lack of rain we get in Texas, or the amount of sunlight the tree gets in its position. Those are also some of its adaptations the tree will have to go through. Anthrachose is a type of parasite that causes brown spots on the leaves of the trees, but it is not that much of a harm. The Red Oak trees need the sun, water, and good soil for survival; all abiotic factors. The short term affects of the trees would be making our school better looking, with the firm trees. In the long term, the trees would give off more oxygen and make the air cleaner.