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Oak Trees

Tips for understanding oaks - Hopefully you've heard the term "red oak" or "white oak". Red and White refers to the taxonomic sections of oaks native to North America. Red oaks commonly have darker bark, and lobed leaves that come to a point, whereas the white oaks often have lighter colored bark and leaves with rounded off lobes. The leaf characteristics can be somewhat confusing and misleading at times, so its really best to find a good Identification guide and learn your oaks and the site types they occupy.

White oaks such as chinkapin oak, live oak, swamp chestnut oak, white oak, and overcup oak produce acorns on a one year cycle, contain fewer tannins and "taste better" to game, but are more sporadic from year to year in acorn production. They will produce bumper crops but have light crops more often. Through our selection process, and introducing white oaks from different populations can help to alleviate this "bad year" effect. The red oaks such as water oak, willow oak, pin oak, and cherrybark oak take two years to mature an acorn, but reproduce yearly, and commonly provide a reliable crop on a yearly early basis. Although the red oak acorns contain more tannins and don't "taste as good", deer and other wildlife don't seem to mind and gobble them up, especially on years that white oaks don't produce much. The red oak acorns usually contain large amounts of fats and carbs, and the white oaks contain the highest carb content. Although the white oaks tend to be a more popular tree, biologists recommend maintaining at least sixty percent red oaks to forty percent white oaks.

Sawtooth oaks are from a section called the "Cerris" group and have traits that are somewhat intermediate between the red and white oak sections.

Bare Root Saplings
"Bare Root" Seedling Information
Black Oak
Black Oak (Quercus velutina)
Bluff Oak
Bluff Oak (Quercus austrina)
Bur Oak
Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
Cherrybark Oak
Cherrybark Oak (Quercus pagoda)
Chestnut Oak
Chestnut Oak (Quercus montana)
Chinkapin Oak
Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)
Durand Oak
Durand Oak (Quercus sinuata)
Laurel Oak
Laurel Oak (Quercus laurifolia)
Live Oak
Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)
Northern Red Oak
Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Nuttall Oak
Nuttall Oak (Quercus nuttallii)
Scarlet Oak
Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata)
Pin Oak
Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)
Post Oak
Post Oak (Quercus stellata)
Sawtooth Oak
Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima)
Scarlet Oak
Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)
Shumard Oak
Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii)
Southern Red Oak
Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)
Swamp Chestnut Oak
Swamp Chestnut Oak (Quercus michauxii)
Swamp White Oak
Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
Water Oak
Water Oak (Quercus nigra)
White Oak
White Oak (Quercus alba)
Willow Oak
Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)