The Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata) is a very durable tree, which reaches 60 to 80 feet in height. The tree prefers dry upland sites. The shiny green leaves are 5 to 9-inches long and 4 to 5-inches wide. The oak’s dark brown-to-black bark resembles cherry bark to some extent. The acorns are about a ½-inch in diameter, and mature in 18 monthsAcorns start dropping in early fall and mature in November. The acorns are a favorite to squirrels, turkey, raccoons and of course deer. The USDA hardiness zones are 5 through 9.
Trees can be ordered as seedlings or super accelerators in quantities of 12 or 24. Trees in 3-gallon containers can only be ordered in packs of 24. Bulk discounts are available - call for pricing. The best time of year to plant your trees varies depending on what zone you are in. However, for most zones the best time to plant is between fall and early spring. Planting your trees in the fall allows the trees to root into ground before the dormant season. When planting trees,the hole needs to be twice as wide as, but not deeper than the rootball. The soil should be level with the top of the rootball.