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Close up of USDA Organic Northern Red Oak leaves with fall colors of red, orange and yellow
USDA Organic Northern Red Oak in late fall, the redish-orange leaves have changed again to a yellow-orange by late fall
Close up of USDA Organic Northern Red Oak leaves, glossy dark green leaves on reddish-brown branches
USDA Organic Northern Red Oak planted in a landscape, large well branched tree with glossy dark green leaves planted in front of various other shrubs
USDA Organic Northern Red Oak planted in a landscape in early fall, glossy green leaves have now turned to a red-orange color, planted next to various other shrubs
Close up of USDA Organic Northern Red Oak branch, lots of leaves with fall colors of red, orange and yellow
Close up of USDA Organic Northern Red Oak leaf in early fall, starting with green at the stem and progressing to red by the tips
USDA Organic Northern Red Oak fall leaf on white, heavily lobed leaf turning to red from green
USDA Organic Northern Red Oak leaf on white, glossy dark green leaf with a yellowish stem
Close up of USDA Organic Northern Red Oak leaves with fall colors of red, orange and yellow
USDA Organic Northern Red Oak in late fall, the redish-orange leaves have changed again to a yellow-orange by late fall
Close up of USDA Organic Northern Red Oak leaves, glossy dark green leaves on reddish-brown branches
USDA Organic Northern Red Oak planted in a landscape, large well branched tree with glossy dark green leaves planted in front of various other shrubs
USDA Organic Northern Red Oak planted in a landscape in early fall, glossy green leaves have now turned to a red-orange color, planted next to various other shrubs
Close up of USDA Organic Northern Red Oak branch, lots of leaves with fall colors of red, orange and yellow
Close up of USDA Organic Northern Red Oak leaf in early fall, starting with green at the stem and progressing to red by the tips
USDA Organic Northern Red Oak fall leaf on white, heavily lobed leaf turning to red from green
USDA Organic Northern Red Oak leaf on white, glossy dark green leaf with a yellowish stem

PRIZED FALL COLOR IN THIS STURDY FAST GROWING SHADE TREE

FEATURES:

  • Fast-growing shade tree providing home to many wildlife
  • Acorns provide food to many species of wildlife
  • Magnificent fall coloring gives this Oak a sophisticated look
  • Hand selected fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

USDA Organic crops are grown exclusively on land that has gone without having non-USDA Organic approved substances applied for three years

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 60-70' tall
  • Mature Width: 60-70' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 60-70' apart

USDA Organic Northern Red Oak

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Quercus rubra (borealis)

Regular price $1,195.00
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Why plant USDA Organic Northern Red Oak?

Some people are lucky enough to have Northern Red Oak trees growing native on their property, standing strong and tall, sheltering and feeding local wildlife, and putting on a fine show of russet-red in fall. The rest of us have to plant them! Plant this fast-growing shade tree on the south side of your home to cool it in summer, while in winter its bare branches will let in the sunshine. Sited to the west, Red Oak’s fall foliage will seem to ignite in the setting sun. This long-lived legacy tree is also a regal choice for lining your driveway.  Wherever it’s planted, this gentle giant is likely to stand tall and proud for many generations to come.

Northern Red Oak is a native forest tree found in the East from New England to Oklahoma. Since pioneer days, its pink-toned wood has been used for furniture and flooring; as firewood it burns hotter than ash. But such talk does not belong on these pages! What we love here is the living tree, and Red Oak is one of the most majestic examples around. The largest in the country is a multi-trunked beauty 36 feet in circumference in Monroe, New York. It takes eight people holding hands to reach around it!

How to use USDA Organic Northern Red Oak in the landscape?

If red is your favorite fall tree color, then this is the tree for you! The lush, glossy green leaves turn a bold red in the fall that lights up the sky. Its broad and pyramidal shape makes for wonderful shade. If red isn't your color, once you see this tree, it will be! This handsome native tree will definitely make a bold statement in your landscape.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Tread lightly, shrink your footprint, and let yourself grow with USDA Certified Organic Trees. Organic farming has sprung up drastically in importance and influence, spreading worldwide the philosophy of deeply rooting nature in harmony and enriching the soil we stand upon. Benefitting the gardener, enhancing biodiversity, preserving nature's wildlife, and a true direction to protecting our environment. Choosing organic trees on your property, whether they are fruit, nut, ornamental, or shade trees, begins with their soil and cultivates change taking root in your backyard. Take one BIG TREE step for your garden, and one giant leap towards a greener world.

What does it mean to be USDA Organically grown?

  • USDA Organic crops are grown exclusively on land that has gone without having non-USDA Organic approved substances applied for three years.
  • No pesticides for us, please! Organically grown crops are highly regulated on what can and cannot be used for pest control—worried about harsh chemicals that have been sprayed on your plant? There is only a small number of approved synthetic chemicals that are allowed to be used. Otherwise, farmers use strict biological, mechanical, and physical management practices.
  • Not just any type of seeds are used to grow and harvest organic plants: farmers can only use organic seeds or organically raised seedlings in their organic fields.
  • Only the best handling is allowed! Organic and non-organic crops are not allowed to be commingled or near each other. Cross-contamination can occur, botching the organic plant's purity due to non-organic substances that could have been sprayed on non-organic harvests; this would cause the organic plant to be considered compromised.
  • Fields are carefully cultivated through crop rotation and proper tillage practices to ensure that the soil and the soil's nutrients are kept at a happy balance. Animal manure, not sludge, is allowed to help infuse the soil with nitrogen to support the growth of the organic crops.

How To Plant USDA Organic Northern Red Oak

Northern Red Oak is a fast growing shade tree. Yes, you read that right—an oak that’s fast growing! It turns out that not all oaks are created alike. It’s also easier to transplant than many oaks, though new nursery production methods are making all oaks more plantable. Red Oak prefers full sun, but tolerates some shade, at least for a while—as it does in the wild when it germinates on the forest floor. It’s a remarkably durable city tree, too, coping well with pollution and salt spray.

How To Water

Oak Trees will appreciate watering deeply, and regularly during its first few years in the ground. Irrigate weekly, and especially during long dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Northern Red Oak does not require pruning!

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zones: 4-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered. - Sizes Large (AA) and smaller (Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees

90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

How?

Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat

3-YEAR-TREE GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).


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