Solid as an Oak Tree

August 22nd, 2012 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

One of the most popular trees in we find in America is the oak tree.  Cold Stream carries over seven different types of oak species.  There are a lot of benefits to purchasing this type of tree.  For one, oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm3, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack.  Basically, because of its resistance, it will live longer and healthier.  Because they are so healthy, they grow to be very large and create large areas of shade.  Take the White Oak for example. White Oak is a superior shade tree for a large area like golf courses, cemeteries and parks. It is one of the most attractive oaks, long-lived and desirable. The White Oak can even grow to be 80-100 feet tall. Other smaller oaks, like the Sawtooth Oak, have different uses.  Only maturing to around 50-70 feet tall, these are used for fencing or as an ornamental tree.

One of the main things to consider with oak trees is the acorns.  Acorns are a major part of the diet of most woodland creatures like squirrels, birds and deer.  However, the leaves and acorns of the oak tree are poisonous to cattle, horses, sheep, and goats.  If you have a farm or any type of livestock, these may not be suitable for surrounding grazing and feeding areas.  Cold Stream Farm supplies Oak trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order. Consider this too, the oak tree is the official tree of the United State.  Just another reason to consider having it on your property.




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