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Live Oak Tree

Oak Trees

Oak trees are long-lived hard-wood trees, which do very well in the desert Southwest.

Some varieties are deciduous with beautiful fall foliage, while others are considered evergreen.

As a landscape management company, we prefer the deciduous Oaks over the evergreen varities, because when autumn arrives the leaves fall and clean-up is easy.

This is not the case with the "evergreen" Southern Live Oak, they retain the vast majority of their leaves through-out the winter, but come spring-time, what a mess! They drop leaves for what seems like forever, actually several weeks, so you are constantly cleaning up after them. Pretty much like the "evergreen" Magnolia tree in the spring.

Oak trees are moderate growers and require full sun. Water usage is moderate.

Bur Oaks can get up to 100 feet high, while the Live Oak only grows to 30 or 40 feet, but can be shaped and kept fairly small as seen in photo.

Acorns and leaves can be a litter issue, so take that into consideration when deciding where to plant your Oak tree.


Bur Oak tree
Bur Oak Tree

 

 

 


Bur Oak leaves
Bur Oak leaves

Bur Oak bark
Bur Oak bark
Cork Oak bark
Cork Oak bark
Shaped Live Oak
Shaped Live Oak
     

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