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Oak Tree Planting

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 00:42

Thank you all for your comments. They are greatly appreciated. 

The tree will be planted at an institution where there are ground staff, enough room and close enough to buildings I am told. 

As for the whole size issue, the reason I stated allegedly is because I was sceptical of a tree being such a size at that age. After looking at several sites it seems this is so.

I attach the link an example. This link is primary for Gary Hobson and blairs so they can understand where I am coming from. Likewise if of course I have made a mistake please say. The site I am no way connected with, nor endorse and is only highlighted as a reference. 

<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px;"><a style="cursor: pointer; color: #3b5998; text-decoration: none;" href="http://www.mailordertrees.co.uk/Quercus+rubra+%28Red+Oak+Tree%29/0_caaa102_caaa136/PRAA353.htm" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.mailordertrees.co.uk/Quercus+rubra+%28Red+Oak+Tree%29/0_caaa102_caaa136/PRAA353.htm</a> 

Otherwise judging by these comments I can plant the tree soon as long as watering is available. If I can wait until Septmeber it would be better. Great.

Oak Tree Planting

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 21:18

Thank you for the response. 

It does make sence just thought it may be better to have it established whilst it has its leaves and also before frosts. 

But thank you for your own story and very pleased your specimens survived. 

Oak Tree Planting

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 14:04


I am looking to plant an oak tree in memorial to a lost friend. Currently I am being advised contrary information on when to plant the tree. Ideally it would be as soon as possible. 

I am looking to purchase a tree approx 1-2 years old and apprently 5ft ish to be planted in the South East. It will either be a red oak or english oak and that is not decided as yet.

I have been told to plant it now as nearly the end of the season for planting (i.e. within 4 weeks) and others have said wait until after the summer before planting i.e. Sept/Oct time. 

I would be grateful if there were experts or those who have tried and tested to advise. 

Thank you all. 

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