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Audubon Native Bur Oak and native birds
Native Bur Oak
Native Bur Oak nuts
Bur Oak Treeling leaf
Native Bur Oak leaves on white
Bur Oak Treeling product shot
Bur Oak Large Treeling size guide reference
Native Regions map for Bur Oak
Northern Cardinal
Chipping Sparrow
Yellow-Throated Warbler
Audubon Native Bur Oak and native birds
Native Bur Oak
Native Bur Oak nuts
Bur Oak Treeling leaf
Native Bur Oak leaves on white
Bur Oak Treeling product shot
Bur Oak Large Treeling size guide reference
Native Regions map for Bur Oak
Northern Cardinal
Chipping Sparrow
Yellow-Throated Warbler

MAGNIFICENT NATIVE SHADE TREE WITH GOLDEN FALL COLOR

FEATURES:

  • Deeply-lobed, glossy-green leaves change yellow for fall color
  • Producing fall acorns that wildlife love to enjoy
  • Low maintenance, fast-growing, and wind-tolerant native tree 
  • One of those most longest-living trees that will be enjoyed for generations
  • May Benefit & Attract: wrens, warblers, mockingbirds, cardinals, sparrows, vireos, turkeys, woodpeckers, jays, and flickers
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

    Growth Facts

    • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
    • Mature Height: 70-80' tall
    • Mature Width: 70-80' wide
    • Exposure: Full Sun
    • Spacing: 70-80' apart

    Audubon® Native Bur Oak Treeling

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    MAGNIFICENT NATIVE SHADE TREE WITH GOLDEN FALL COLOR

    FEATURES:

    • Deeply-lobed, glossy-green leaves change yellow for fall color
    • Producing fall acorns that wildlife love to enjoy
    • Low maintenance, fast-growing, and wind-tolerant native tree 
    • One of those most longest-living trees that will be enjoyed for generations
    • May Benefit & Attract: wrens, warblers, mockingbirds, cardinals, sparrows, vireos, turkeys, woodpeckers, jays, and flickers
    • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
    • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
    • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
    • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
    • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

      Growth Facts

      • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
      • Mature Height: 70-80' tall
      • Mature Width: 70-80' wide
      • Exposure: Full Sun
      • Spacing: 70-80' apart

      Why plant Audubon® Native Bur Oak Treeling?

      The Bur Oak is a charismatic tree of the Midwest, where grand old specimens dot fields, farms, and prairies, serving as oases to wildlife. Birds of all types flock to the shelter of its massive branches and leafy canopy. Caterpillar-eaters like wrens, warblers, mockingbirds, cardinals, sparrows, and vireos feast on the many insect species Bur Oak attracts, while larger birds like turkeys, woodpeckers, jays, and flickers enjoy its acorns. If you have the space, oak trees should be a key component of your wildlife-friendly landscape. Bur Oak is an especially fine choice, offering first-rate food and cover along with a picturesque form.

      Bur Oak gets its name from those jumbo-sized acorns, which are held in very large caps covered with a bur-like fringe. The oversized caps and acorns have a lot of character and make fun additions to fall craft projects. In pioneer days on the plains, it came to the rescue of unfortunate travelers who needed new wagon tongues, wheel hubs or spokes. As part of our nation’s natural heritage legend states that Lewis and Clark met with Native Americans under the Council Oak in what is now Sioux City, Iowa. At that time the tree was 150 years old.

      How to use Audubon® Native Bur Oak Treeling in the landscape?

      Bur Oak is a supremely tough tree, able to shrug off bitter cold, drought, wind, and poor soils like few other trees can. This gentle giant can even survive in the city if there’s room enough for it to grow. In fact, Bur Oak is a past winner of the Society of Municipal Arborists “Tree of the Year” award for its ability to thrive in challenging urban sites.

      Audubon® Native Plants & Trees

      Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

      What is the definition of Native?

      “In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

      Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

      Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

      Planting Zones

      Hardiness Zone: 3-8

      How To Plant Audubon® Native Bur Oak Treeling

      Bur Oak is a slow-growing tree, but with optimum levels of water and fertilizer, its growth rate can be speeded up a bit. Use the Bower & Branch™ Water Element and our Soil Enhancer and Fertilizer Element to give your new tree exactly what it needs to flourish. Plant Bur Oak in full sun in any type of soil and mulch it with a layer of wood chips or bark. Make sure to also give it plenty of elbow room! Diseases and insect pests are generally no problem with this one, and you’ll rarely have to prune it.

      How To Water

      Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

      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. If planting in the fall, use Elements fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.

      How To Prune

      A young tree may need a little extra support to ensure that it lives a long and healthy life. Stake your new Treeling with a 6-8 foot tall wood or bamboo stake. Use expandable ties that will stretch as the tree grows, fastening the stake to the main trunk from the base to the top. Check the ties every few months, at least twice a year; ensuring the ties are not digging into the trunk. If there is any sign of this, take the tie off and reattach it, giving the tree more room to grow.

      As your tree grows, remove a few of the lower branches each year in mid to late summer. Remove these lower branches before they reach 1/2 inch in diameter. It is better to make small cuts to avoid cutting a large, more mature branch - this is too stressful for the tree. Each year, make any corrective pruning needed, paying particular attention to removing damaged branches, rubbing branches, multiple leaders at the top, or suckers at the base. Limit any pruning to no more than 25% of the branching structure in a given year. Pruning benefits the tree and helps to achieve a balanced tree form.

      After two or three years you can feel free to remove the stake from the tree.

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      How Does Shipping Work?

      Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

      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

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      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).

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