Wildlife-friendly and easy to care for, red oak (Quercus rubra) is unfussy and will thrive in almost any location. Perfect in a woodland setting, or as a shade or specimen tree for your garden, the red oak is easy going and adaptable. Learn how to grow this standout among native trees in this guide. Read more now.
Species of Quercus are majestic and wonderful trees, but they’re not always easy to tell apart from each other. This guide covers some of the most common species of oak, goes in depth on their significant morphological features, and provides basic cultivation pointers for those interested in growing their own.
Suited to USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 7, the mighty chinkapin oak tree is a white oak species. Its lance-shaped, toothed green leaves are yellow in the fall for a rich seasonal display. Long-lived, this striking landscape specimen grows in full sun and provides comfortable shade in outdoor living spaces for generations.
You’ve got your shovel, you’ve got your acorns… now what? Oak trees are amazingly hardy once established, but they can use some help getting there as easily as possible. Read our expert guide to learn how to plant and provide care for your oak trees until they’re big and strong enough to do the job on their own.