Northern red oak tree with leaves starting to turn red in early autumn.

Oak Trees

Are you looking to add a long-lasting statement piece to your outdoor space? Look no further than the majestic oak tree. Not only is growing an oak in your garden easy, it will also bring lasting beauty and elegance for generations of gardeners to enjoy. Read our guides below to learn how to grow and care for oak trees, find tips on species selection, pruning tips, and more! New to oak trees? Start here.

How to Grow and Care for Red Oak Trees

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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.

How to Identify 23 Common Oak Tree Species

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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.

How to Grow and Care for a Chinkapin Oak Tree

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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.

How to Grow and Care for Oak Trees

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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.

Propagating a New Species: A Man, a Tree, and a Legacy

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Meet Bob Piaschyk, a smart and determined Texas nurseryman whose sharp eyes identified a beautiful and unusual tree. With luck, its propagation could lead to the financing of his grandkids’ educations. Learn about his quest now at Gardener’s Path.

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Plant Mexican White Oak

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If a top university recommends this tree for its own campus, you know it’s gotta be good. We share five unbeatable reasons why you should plant a fast-growing and easy-care Monterrey oak tree in your landscape — learn more now at Gardener’s Path.