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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
The branches are formed into an open crown and have a high, spreading growth.
The black oak is a deciduous tree with a long, open growth habit that produces a general spreading crown. Thickets of vigorous, fast-growing dark green leaves alternate with the creamy white, sharply pointed lobes of the leaf stalks; the catkins appear just before or with the appearance of new leaves.
Black oak seedlings don't come with much more than the qualities a good tree should have. The light brown outer bark peels off to reveal a green heart. The trees grow 80-100 ft. tall, taking 30 to 50 years to reach full size. In the fall, small catkins appear on the trees along with a large number of new leaves. Attracted by the bright orange inner bark, deer and squirrels can often be seen nibbling on it throughout the winter. Once established in its new location, black oak stays with few problems except for occasional drought for many decades. Occasional damage from ice storms knocks down large quantities of ripe acorns, leaving them free for birds and other animals to eat or scatter away.
Black oak seeds fell from twigs and scattered in the wind. The first year the tiny black seeds turned into acorns, with a green fleshy cap; the second year, the cap opened to reveal a single tiny seed, covered with a dark brown shell. Each acorn is a seed-a key to the future of your black oak trees. In any year, when weather conditions are right, Black Oak Seedlings will send up one or more trunks for you to use for shelter, bring shade to your yard, or be cut down and used for ornamental purposes.
The hardy deciduous tree has a light and open crown that can tolerate a wide range of conditions for success. Take care to prune in spring about once every three years, but it's best left alone otherwise. Keep this American cultivar subject to full sun for best results.
With an Acorn near you, the magic starts to happen. Black oak seedlings are the perfect way to reintroduce trees into your landscape and help grow habitat for critters ranging from baby birds, chipmunks, squirrels, and other small creatures to large mammals such as deer and elk.
The outside bark is smooth and dark brown to olive at maturity. When young, the inner bark is pale brown, becoming yellow or orange in mature trees.