Quercus alba grows at a slow-medium rate, with height increases from less than 12" up to 24" per year. At maturity, it reaches a height of 50–80' with a spread of 50–80'. Planting sites with full sun to partial shade are best for this tree, with a minimum of four hours of direct sunlight each day. Slightly acidic to neutral, deep, moist, well-drained soils are preferred and it is intolerant of alkaline, shallow or poor-quality soils.
- Provides beautiful fall colors in shades of red
- Develops notably strong branches
- Can live for centuries
- The acorns are one of the best sources of food for wildlife
Pinus strobus is an evergreen tree, which keeps its foliage year-round. It grows at a fast rate, with height increases of more than 24" per year. At maturity, it reaches a height of 50–80' and a spread of 20–40’. Planting sites with full sun to partial shade are best for this tree, with a minimum of four hours of direct sunlight each day. Acidic, moist, well-drained and dry soils are preferred.
- Works well for windbreaks
- Is widely used as a Christmas tree
- Seeds are foraged by black bears, rabbits, red squirrels and many birds, and provide nesting sites as well for many birds including woodpeckers, chickadees, and nuthatches
Planting a Bareroot Tree
- Allow your tree’s roots to soak in water for 1-2 hours before planting.
- Dig a bowl-shaped hole that is large enough to accommodate your tree’s current root system and provides some extra room for growth.
- Build up a soil cone for your tree’s root system to rest on, making sure that the crown, where the roots and trunk meet, is at ground level.
- Spread out your tree’s roots over the soil cone to encourage outward growth.
- Hold your tree so it is vertical and backfill the hole with the loosened soil that was removed from digging. It should be firmly but not tightly packed.
- Water generously.
- Mulching around your tree is recommended. Do not build mulch up around your tree’s trunk.
- The soil and mulch around your tree should be kept moist but not soggy. We recommend watering every other day for the first two weeks. After the first two weeks, limit watering to once a week.
*We do not recommend fertilizing newly planted trees during their first year of growth.