A HANDSOME SHADE TREE WITH A BUFFET OF ACORNS FOR THE BIRDS
May Benefit & Attract: thrushes, waxwings, wood warblers, finches, mockingbirds & thrashers, chickadees & titmice, orioles, cardinals & grosbeaks, crows & jays, sparrows, nuthatches, vireos, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and wrens
- A strong shade tree, flaunting brilliant yellows and oranges for fall color
- The acorns are a favorite snack amongst the local wildlife
- A vigorous, easy-to-grow tree; adaptable to most soil types
- 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
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Prefer a larger size?! Look here!
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 60-70' tall
- Mature Width: 60-70' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 60-70' apart
Why plant Audubon® Native Chestnut Oak Treeling?
A beautiful, bountiful shade tree that pleases people and wildlife alike! You’ll love Chestnut Oak for its glossy, wavy-edged leaves; its rugged, widely furrowed bark; and its elegant, upright form. Squirrels, Jays, and Woodpeckers will love it for its large, sweet acorns. (Unlike other acorns, they are sweet enough for even humans to eat right off the tree!) Birds will also enjoy the wealth of insect food they’ll find in Chestnut Oak’s canopy—a diverse array of caterpillars, leafhoppers, aphids, beetles, and plant bugs that nourish native songbirds and their chicks. A very fine landscape tree and wildlife café.
Chestnut Oak is a mountain-dwelling tree, a tough, durable, drought-tolerant denizen of the Appalachians and its foothills. It grows on rocky soil (another name for it is “Rock Oak”), from southern Maine to Georgia; its range also extends into the neighboring states. Older specimens are instantly recognizable by their striking, deeply furrowed, dark-colored bark. Because their leaves are so similar, Chestnut Oak is often confused with Swamp Chestnut Oak, but there are distinctions. Swamp Chestnut Oak has light-colored bark, and it prefers wetter habitats. Also, Chestnut Oak is a smaller-growing tree.
How to use Audubon® Native Chestnut Oak Treeling in the landscape?
Chestnut Oak thrives in challenging conditions—even on the mean streets of the city! The Society of Municipal Arborists named Chestnut Oak its “Urban Tree of the Year” in 2017 for its ability to show grace under pressure.
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.
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Hardiness Zone: 4-8
How To Plant Audubon® Native Chestnut Oak Treeling
Plant your Chestnut Oak in an area where it will have lots of elbow room and will receive full sun all day. It is not fussy about soil and will be quite drought tolerant once it’s established. The fungal disease Oak Wilt can strike when Oaks are pruned during active growth.
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 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
Little pruning will be necessary, but if you must prune, do so only between December and February.
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.
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).
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