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Featured Tree

Featured Tree

Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)

This is the most versatile oak to use in many landscape applications. This species attains a large size. Height and spread can reach over 100 feet for each. The tree grows in wet soils as well as drier sites. High ph or acidity will not deter the health of this tree. Quercus bicolor makes an excellent street or park tree provided there is adequate space for growth. It can also be used in wetland restoration areas. The wood is very hard and decay resistant. The leaves are shiny green and round lobed as with most white oaks. Fall color can be disappointing, as there is not much of a change. The acorns are prized by wildlife as food. This tree should be used more. The picture shows a 15 year old specimen that was planted as a 3 inch caliper ball and burlap nursery tree. Transplanting is extremely easy even as a bare root up to 2 inches in caliper. Most White Oaks are extremely difficult to transplant. If you are looking for a large specimen shade tree, this is one to consider.