Wow! Click on the photo to enlarge it. This hybrid oak (overcup x white – Quercus lyrata x Quercus alba) was planted in spring, 2011 as an 18 inch tall seedling. It is now more than 8 feet tall.
Who says oaks are slow growing??
Planting stock: Hybrid oak seedling from Mossy Oak’s Nativ Nurseries.
Tree tube: 4ft Tubex Plus Combitube Tree Tubes, from Wilson Forestry Supply.
Keys to success:
1. GREAT planting stock -hand selected seeds from naturally occurring hybrid oak parents (and hybrid white oaks are known for their vigor and early acorn production), container grown.
2. Excellent after-care: Fertilization in the planting hole, aggressive weed control, pruning lateral branches to encourage a single straight stem.
3. The very best tree tubes on the market! Large diameter, vented Tubex Combitube Tree Tubes.