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English Oak ACORNS for Sale – Acorns are activated with emerging root tip – plant into prepared tree hole over winter – seedlings emerge in Spring. PLANTING METHOD Proven with Notes Provide – Plant Direct into tree hole or plant in TUBES -Seedlings emerge in Spring – Multiple Repeat BUYERS of Acorns for LOW COST OAKS 

Tree guards to provide shade for new seedlings are essential for excess sunlight/wind factor first Summer.


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Form: Erect trunk to 3 metres then canopy rises and spreads.

Functions: Sheep eat fallen acorns. Bulk mulch producer. Experimental Tree. Gardens may be cultivated in its shade.

Frost and Hardiness:  Naturally immune to snow. Oaks respond to pollarding. Young oak can be cut off at base to send up a new stronger shoot.

Planting: Year-round with tree guard first 2 years minimum recommended. Maintain periodic watering first 5 years. Select planting sites that have no horses grazing. Select a site that has a topographical moisture advantage, at base of ridge for example.

Product: : if supplied by our Nursery during Cool Season, Seedlings may be devoid of leaves, until Spring.

Growth Rate: We currently have 3 experimental Oaks. The tallest at 7 years is over 3 metres. It has been pruned to be above grazing height which may have slowed its growth.

Long Lived: 100 to 500 years plus.

Natural Range and Soil Type: England. Oaks in the New Forest were once coppiced to produce charcoal, which in turn fuelled the industrial revolution. The New Forest is remnant forest that exists only because of its poor acidic soil. English Oak used to grow truffles requires slightly alkaline soil.

Predators: Horses, cattle and sheep will eat seedlings. As to the amount of leaf that they may eat from a mature tree is unknown. Some animals will always occasionally nibble all types of trees.

English Oak

PHOTO 1: This is the same Oak from Photo 2. Date of Photo. August 2022

English Oak

PHOTO 2: Oak is now responding in Spring to significant rain over last 18 months. This Oak has access to deep stores of sub-soil moisture planted on an Adgingbong. Date of Photo: 01/10/2022

English Oak

PHOTO 3: English Oak pruned to be above grazing height of small meaty milking weaners. Same Oak as in Photo 2 above.  Date of Photo: 2020


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