There is one very special oak tree that I just love seeing in my day-to-day travels, the Bur oak.
Wow…. what a beautiful and majestic tree!
The Bur oak is from the white oak family of hard wood trees and can live well over 200 years. It’s bark is deeply furrowed and acorns sport a very unique hairy cap.
When you find a Bur oak acorn on the ground, look up. Take a look at one of the most beautiful oak trees you will find in our area. Young, smaller sized wild growing Bur oak trees are difficult to transplant due to their very substantial tap root, but if you can wait a few years and have a few viable acorns you can plant your very own oak tree from seed.
The tree can grow well over 70 feet tall and is ideally suited to grow in a vast open area. However, with that said, we have a few clients that have several very substantial Bur oak’s that are happily growing right alongside their homes and driveways. Whether the trees came before the house or the house before the trees, I don’t know, but what I do know is that their landscapes are truly one-of-a-kind.
In my opinion, these substantial trees add so much character to a landscape that their is simply no comparison. If you are fortunate enough to have towering mature Bur oaks growing on your property, consider yourself very lucky. Besides having to clean up occasional acorns and an abundance of leaves in the fall you will find no better shade tree. If you have the foresight and space available on your property, be sure to look into planting your very own Bur oak tree. Your kids and grandchildren will be very grateful you did.
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