HOUSTON'S TRUSTED SOURCE FOR THE LIVE OAK
If you want a graceful, spreading shade tree that is an American native, live oak (Quercus virginiana) might be the tree you are looking for. Few trees are as colossal and awe-inspiring as the Live Oak Tree. It's an easy, large grower, ultimately reaching up to 80 feet tall and 100 feet wide.
The live oak is a tough, enduring tree that can live for several hundred years if planted and cared for correctly. With its deep, inviting shade, the live oak looks like it assuredly belongs in the South!
This mighty tree’s crown is symmetrical, rounded and dense.
Before installing a Live Oak, you should consider its care. Things like regular irrigation while the tree is establishing its root system are important to plan for.
Additionally, it's critical for this giant oak to develop a strong branch structure while it is young, so be sure to prune-out multiple leaders to leave one trunk, and eliminate branches that form sharp angles with the trunk.
Caring for live oaks properly means pruning the Live Oak each year for the first three years. Never prune in early spring or the first month of summer to avoid attracting the insects that spread oak wilt disease.
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