White Oak (Quercus alba)
If we took a nationwide poll of deer enthusiasts and asked which oak has provided more successful hunts than any other, white oak would undoubtedly be on the top of the list. Found from the Gulf Coast all the way up and into Canada on a variety of site types, the true white oak is known for its timber quality and wildlife value. In our neck of the woods, the medium to large sized, fairly low tannin acorns begin their descent in mid October and can provide a quality, easy meal for deer and other critters through November on good years.
We have spent a great deal of time and effort on this species to provide the public with seedlings from parent trees that exhibit traits land managers and our target quarry prefer. White oak trees and their acorns are extremely variable in quality, and we go the extra mile to provide seedlings from about twenty parent trees (out of more than we care to count) in hopes of passing on genetics that wildlife enthusiasts prefer. Any moderate to well drained upland or bottomland soil with an acid to neutral pH (our parent trees soil’s range from 4.8-7.0) should be a welcome home to our white oaks.
White Oak section
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|Soil pH:||4.5 - 6.8|
|Mature Height:||60' - 100'|
|Wildlife Value:||Acorns eaten by squirrel, deer, wild turkey, quail, ducks and raccoon.|
|Site Preference:||Occurs on many soil types, but best on deep, moist, slightly acid, well-drained soils.|
|Nut Maturity Date:||October to early November|
|Alias:||Eastern White Oak, Stave Oak, Forked Leaf White Oak|
White oaks arrived in good packaging. They were in great shape and full of big bright green leaves. I put them in pots until my land gets cleared up enough to plant
The trees arrived in excellent condition. I potted them in potting mix, 5 trees in a used cat litter container and gave them a good sprinkle. My biggest concern is over or under watering so I purchased a 2 week self-watering system using capillary design. I will be away for 10 days in the beginning of next month and I will see how they appear to fare. I will let you know how we are doing in a month or so.
Quick shipping great looking plants. Can’t wait to see what they look like in couple of years.
Order accuracy and turnaround excellent. Plants nice and moist upon arrival.
The white trees arrived in 2 days in perfect condition. Large healthy seedlings ! I have bought over 100 trees and have never had an issue 🤠