TIMBERVIEW TREES

all about them

TEXAS RED OAK

Growth rate - moderate

Lifespan -100 years

Grows well in almost any climate

The leaves are simple, alternate, 4-8 inches long, 3-6 inches wide, 7-9 tipped lobes, dark green

Full height-80 feet

Uses acorns to reproduce

Produces acorn like fruit

The abiotic factors - it needs is water and dirt

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU WANT TO GROW A RED OAK IN YOUR YARD

Give plenty of growth space in your yard, dig a hole and put the oak in it, give it plenty of water until it establishes itself. Birds are dependent on red oaks for shelter.

Limiting factors that keep the trees from growing are limited space.

You need to give the tree water it helps keep it hydrated.

Oak leaf blister fungus can harm the tree.

The short and long term effects it makes the area looks nice, animals use it for shade and for shelter.

LIVE OAK

Growth rate - 2 1/2 feet a year.

Grows well in almost any climate.

Life span - 100 to 200 years.

Leaves - leathery, 2 to 5 inches long, smooth margin, green color.

Produces acorns as a reproduction method.

Limited space can stunt the trees' growth.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU WANT TO GROW A LIVE OAK IN YOUR YARD

Find a nice area that you would like to be shaded and where the tree will have plenty room to grow.

Dig a hole as wide as the oak's container. Next, take the oak out of its container and put it in the hole then fill the hole with soil. Water the live oak regularly until it establishes itself.

Prune the tree to keep it shaped the first two years and cut off any branches lining the bottom of the trunk. Prune the live oak in warmer months when there's no chance of a freeze.


Animals such as birds need this tree for shelter.


The short and long trem effect is that it provides shade and it makes the area look nice.