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Should You Plant An Oak Tree in Your Backyard? Pros & Cons

Oak trees are some of the most beautiful and most common trees that are grown throughout the United States. So vast, so beautiful, and truly a symbol of strength and endurance, oak trees are not known specifically for their size but are sure enough to always make a statement.

In truth, oak trees should be planted anywhere from 15-30ft away from your home and all other structures. Smaller oak trees should be planted at least 15ft away, where large oak trees should be at least 20-30ft away from your home. Oak trees branches generally have a spread of at least 50ft.

Depending on your location and the amount of space you have, and dependent on your own personal preferences when it comes to your outdoor space, there are a lot of variables when considering an oak tree, and today, we’re here to offer you an in-depth look to help you decide. But first – let’s start with the basics – and learn a bit about oak trees!

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What Is An Oak Tree?

Part of the Quercus species of tree – although there can be five hundred plus types of oak, they generally can all be categorized into one of the two:  White Oak or Red Oak – and as a subset of the Red Oak – a Black Oak.

Depending on the type, oaks can be considered a medium to tall tree, as many oak trees range anywhere from 60-100 feet tall when fully grown. While they all grow at different rates and speeds, and even in differing environments, with differing shaped crowns, oak trees all have that distinctively oak, lobed leaf.

Although the leaf varies in color, shape, and size, a similarity amongst oaks is that they produce the fall-favorite acorns! Acorns are actually considered a fruit – I know, right? and an oak tree can produce up to 1000 acorns every year.

Fun Fact: Did you know planting a single acorn can actually produce an oak tree? If germinated and taken care of properly, an acorn can successfully start to grow!

Oak trees are a monumental tree in the United States of America – and you will absolutely be sure to see an oak tree in almost any wooded area. However, the question we wonder is – should we be planting oak trees in our backyards? But before we dive into that – let’s talk white, red, and black.

The Difference Between White, Red, And Black Oak Trees

Although there are many variations of oak trees out there, oak trees widely fall into one of these colored categories as either a White, Red or Black Oak tree. Similar in many senses, there are also some distinct differences amongst the oaks.

White Oak Trees

Native to North America and growing up to 100 feet tall, White Oak Trees take their sweet time until they finally achieve those skyscraper heights.

Tall but with a lighter gray-toned, shorter, and stockier bark, White Oak branches grow upward and out, mimicking that of an upward crown. With dark green leaves in the spring and summer and burnt orange to wine red in the fall – the White Oak is always a showstopper.

Red Oak Trees

Growing up to 80 feet tall and with a rate of growth much faster than a White Oak, a mature Red Oak provides a beautifully rounded-off crown spread and is the absolute perfect medium-sized tree. With its bristle-tipped leaves, a Red Oak provides those beautifully rusty brown and red leaves in the fall and is the easier of the oaks to grow.

Black Oak Trees

Technically considered a variation of a Red Oak, and although called Black Oak, the interesting thing about a Black Oak is that its bark is actually yellow inside!

With lobed-shaped leaves, and velvety-textured, bi-colored leaves year-round, and with a darker green on top and a coppery tone underneath, a Black Oak’s leaves are nothing short of amazing. Growing up to 100 feet in size, Black Oaks, although a bit more uncommon, make great shade trees and have a distinctively dark, almost-black trunk.

Further, all types of oak trees are classified based on their barks, leaves, acorns, and shapes.

What is Special About an Oak Tree?

Before we start talking about planting an oak tree – let’s simply talk about why oak trees are so special! A symbol of strength, morale, resistance, and wisdom – an oak tree is a tree that has been fully loved and accepted worldwide and has much significance in many cultures.

Oak trees grow slowly; however, they stand very tall and can live up to 300 years. There are hundreds of oak tree variations across the globe, and in the United States of America alone, we have 90 different types.

An oak tree is a tree that wears many hats, thus, making it one of the most beloved trees. Its bark even has therapeutic properties.

An oak tree’s fruit, the acorn, will feed many species of livestock and also is edible to humans. The tree itself is the home to many different animals, as its vast canopies provide ample shade and protection for wildlife.

Specifically, from the bark of Red and White Oak trees, lumber is created and is used in construction, flooring, and furniture – due to its natural strength and durability.

How Much Space Do I Need For An Oak Tree?

Now that you know a little bit more about oak trees, and you may have more of an overall feel of the oak tree you would want to plant – there are some ideas to consider about the space before you start digging.

Plant Oak Trees Away From Overhanging Structures

I know that it may be hard to visualize an oak tree in its fullest capacity when you begin to plant; however, it’s important to think about how tall the tree will get and the amount of space that is available before planting.

Before you plant – take a walk around the area that you want to plant the tree in. Stop, and look directly upwards! Do you notice if there are any power lines close by? Is the roof too close? Are there streetlights nearby that can get in the way? Any structures that it could interfere with?

We often forget to look up when planting trees because we are focused on the here and now, and more often than not, the view in front of us. But when planting a tree, the most important area to consider before any other is the air space.

Making sure there are no limiting factors in the air space before you plant is so so important – especially when dealing with trees that are larger-than-life.

Oak Trees Need Minimum 15ft Of Space From Any Home

The next step in determining if you have the space for an oak tree is simply at eye level. Take a look at the area surrounding where your oak tree will be planted.

Remember, oak tree branches can get quite wide, so making sure there are no sheds or other restrictions on either side, and in front of or behind the anticipated planting spot is extremely important.

Make sure that you plant your oak tree at least 15ft away from any sheds, barns, and houses. If you already have an oak tree planted near your home, make sure that the spread (branches) are trimmed so that they are not touching your home and are as far away as possible.

Oak Trees Need To Be Away from Underground Structures

Another essential idea to consider before planting an oak is the ground coverage. Do you have pavers/concrete nearby? Do you have a pool? Oak trees grow fast and have vast roots, and need space underground to grow!

Much like in the space above our heads, there can’t be anything limiting the underground area because it not only can stunt the growth of the tree, but the roots can collide with and uplift any pavement.

If you’re planting a new oak tree, make sure that your oak is at least 50ft away from any septic field, lines, or underground wiring. It’s important to make sure that the roots of the tree don’t get intertwined with any underground utilities.

Should Your Oak Tree Provide Shade?

The next thing to consider is sun coverage. Imagine a canopy of leaves straight above where you’re going to be planting the tree – will it bring a lot of sun coverage to the area, or will it be too much shade?

As a general rule, most oak trees have a spread of at least 50ft. The spread is how far the branches and leaves stick out from the center of the tree. When considering planting an oak tree in your backyard, place your oak tree in a spot with ample room for the oak tree’s spread.

Mostly a personal preference, it’s good to think about whether or not you want sun or not in your outdoor space – because once you plant this tree and it grows, it will be difficult and costly to remove it!

Oak Trees Produce Debris

Remember, oak trees produce up to 1000 acorns a year – so, it’s important to consider debris when choosing an oak. Make sure the tree isn’t around any pools or growing over gutters – because the acorns can actually cause blockages in filters or gutters!

Besides that, if it’s growing over a lounge area or possibly an outdoor dining area – are you prepared to constantly pick up and move acorns from the area?

The thing with planting an oak tree is that there can’t be restrictions in terms of space. The trees need ample space to grow, and giving this tree the proper space, is one of the key ingredients in having this tree grow successfully! Besides space, planting an oak tree also consists of many personal preferences, all of which should be considered prior to planting.

The Pros of Planting an Oak Tree in Your Backyard

Now that you’ve considered the space and your own personal preferences let’s talk about the benefits of planting an oak tree!

Oak Trees Are Strong

Stranding tall yet strong, oak trees are a great tree to plant in your backyard because of their sturdiness and stability. There is no doubting how stable these trees are, making it a great choice for a tree that may be close to your home, especially in areas that exhibit high winds and more extreme weather conditions.

Oak Trees Are Aesthetically Beautiful

Oak trees offer a wide variety of dark green leaves and velvety textures – and have some of the most beautiful Autumn colors. From reds to golds to browns to oranges, oak trees never have a dull moment and will continue to wow you from season to season.

Oak Trees Are More Disease Resistant Than Other Trees

Oak trees are very resilient. They are able to grow in many different soil environments and can even survive a drought! Oak trees are trees that surely love full sun, can take a lot of heat – and are generally not susceptible to disease or fungus.

Oak Trees Produce Countless Acorns

How about those acorns? Oak trees produce high-protein acorns that, although they can be consumed by humans, help feed nutrition to many different species of wildlife. Producing up to thousands of acorns a year, or even up to one million in a lifetime, healthy oaks can produce protein for animals and humans for years and years to come.

An oak trees’ leaves are also nutritious and provide food to over 500 species of moth and butterflies!

Oak Trees Are Environmentally Friendly

As you’d probably assume, oak trees are very environmentally friendly – but it’s not just because they are a tree! Oak trees actually provide health to the environment by stabilizing soil with their roots.

Believe it or not, because of their wide crowns and canopies that produce a ton of shade, they not only help a bunch of different wildlife species, but oak trees can even help you save on electricity! By providing areas of vast shade to your yards and homes, oak trees can potentially help by keeping your electric bill lowered!

Oak Trees Attract Wildlife To Your Property

Based on your personal preference, this can be considered a benefit – if you happen to like wildlife. Ranging from animals as small as birds or ducks to bigger animals such as deer or bears – oak trees attract all types of wildlife, and if you’re into that kinda thing, Oak trees would be perfect for your backyard!

Oak Trees Are Easy To Grow

Oak trees are also extremely easy to grow and are low maintenance in regard to the growth process. It’s possible to have an oak tree sapling form from a few seeds or an acorn.

Once planted, depending on the type of oak tree you choose, you can expect the tree to grow deep roots and continue to grow for many, many years thereafter.

If you’re interested, you can read our full guide on the best oak trees to plant here.

Oak Trees Can Live Hundreds Of Years

You would only need to plant an oak tree once because it can live for hundreds and hundreds of years. Because of its longevity, the oak tree is a common choice amongst the entire United States of America – and has become a staple in the American culture.

You can read our full guide on how long oak trees live here.

If you don’t want to read the guide just yet, you can view our table below for some data on how long most of the common types of oak trees live.

Willow oak100 years13–24"40-60'5-9
Japanese evergreen oak2000 years36"30'9a-11
Water oak60-80 years24"100'6-9
Pin oak120 years24"60-70'4-8
Chinkapin oak100 years12-24"50'3-9a
Post oak300-400 years2"40'5-9
Bur oak200-300 years12"80'2a-8a
White oak500-600 years12-18"80'3b-8b
Coast live oak250 years24"70'9-10
Interior live oak150 years12-24"70'8-10
Canyon live oak150 years24"100'8-10
Southern live oak1000 years24-36"50'7b-10b
Valley oak300 years24-36"130'7-9
Southern red oak150 years12-36"60-80'6-9
Blue oak90-100 years6"100'5-10
Black oak100 years8-12"50-60'3-9
Laurel oak50-70 years24"100'6-9
Red oak300-500 years24"90-140'4-8
Nuttall Oak100 years24-36"40-60'6-9

The Cons Of Planting An Oak Tree in Your BackYard

Although there are many pros – there are also a lot of cons to consider when deciding to plant an Oak Tree!

Oak Trees Are Messy

Firstly, as wonderful it is that Oaks produce an abundance of acorns, acorns can be a mess to clean up and a lot to keep up with if you’re trying to keep your backyard tidy. Oak trees also shed catkins and other heavily pollinated flowers.

If you have an Oak over your patios or gardens, you will surely be doing a lot of maintenance to your space to keep it clean!

Oak Tree Roots Destroy Utility Lines

Although the Oak Tree itself is sturdy, the roots are, in this case, the root of the problem! The roots growing so deep and vast contributes to its sturdiness; however, it can possibly destroy anything in its underground path.

Because of this, you shouldn’t plant an Oak close to your home because the roots can crack foundations and other structures.

Oak Trees Require Annual Pruning Maintenance

So, although considered relatively low maintenance in the growth process, as it will grow well on its own without intervening, when an Oak Tree is grown, it requires routine pruning. If the branches get too heavy, they can actually break off and snap.

Insects Are Attracted to Oak Trees

Much like wildlife, oak trees attract many different types of insects, and because of this, it may not be a great idea if bugs aren’t your cup of tea. If oak is too close to your home, it’s likely that you will have some extra insects flying around and possibly getting indoors.

Oak Trees Attract Nearby Wildlife!

As mentioned earlier, the additional wildlife in your backyard can be pro – but it also can be a con! Because an oak tree attracts all of your favorite typical forest animals and insects – one oak tree can house an entire life cycleAgain, it’s your personal preference if that’s something you want in your yard!

Oak trees can also attract some unwanted guests, such as raccoons or squirrels. Although cute from a distance, a raccoon family or squirrel family moving in isn’t always the best thing and can cause problems for you and your family.

Where To Plant An Oak Tree

If you choose to plant an oak tree – we recommend planting it in an area that has full sun, well-drained soil, and has a humus-rich soil. An oak tree will grow best in this environment and especially in a hardiness zone of 8-10.

However, this is a general rule. Refer to the table we put above for more accurate info based on your specific tree.

Wrapping It Up

All in all, an Oak tree can be or may not be an option for you. The thing is – there really isn’t a right answer as it all comes down to personal preference.

Although there can be some destruction, or maybe the tree attracts some extra bugs – there’s nothing like the beauty the tree brings to the space and the abundance of food and life that it offers.

A true forest tree at that, oak trees are monumental in the USA and can be a great addition to your space.

References

And, C. D., & Rambal, S. (1995). Field study of leaf photosynthetic performance by a Mediterranean deciduous oak tree (Quercus pubescens) during a severe summer drought. New Phytologist131(2), 159-167.

David, T. S., Gash, J. H. C., Valente, F., Pereira, J. S., Ferreira, M. I., & David, J. S. (2006). Rainfall interception by an isolated evergreen oak tree in a Mediterranean savannah. Hydrological Processes: An International Journal20(13), 2713-2726.

Drake, C. (2011). Biomimicry: emulating the closed-loops systems of the Oak tree for sustainable architecture.

Schmid-Siegert, E., Sarkar, N., Iseli, C., Calderon, S., Gouhier-Darimont, C., Chrast, J., … & Reymond, P. (2017). Low number of fixed somatic mutations in a long-lived oak tree. Nature Plants3(12), 926-929.

The rules of spacing | Plant Scientist

Guest post by Luke Simon

I was at a Christmas party in conversation with a local engineer who, hearing I design food forests, wanted to pick my brain on apple trees. He had six trees in two rows of three, well spaced in his backyard. He was throwing out terms about the mainstream organic sprays he was using, and framed his questions expecting me to know some super organic spray, or spray regimen, that would fix his problems of pests and low vigor in general. I don’t think he expected the answer I gave: ‘What’s planted around the trees?’

We often think of the rules of spacing as rules for keeping other plants away from each other. In practice I find the lines blur between species, and enters a much more broad science: it’s what should be included near the plant, as well as what shouldn’t. Between these two aspects, you make or break the majority of fruit tree problems.

The lines often blur between species because, let’s face it, plants don’t grow in a vacuum and always have something growing up against them. In this guy’s case, his trees were planted right into his lawn. They were in competition with the grass.

Looking at their history, grass and trees are in most cases nemesis of one another. Trees make forest; but grass needs open space. The setting in most yards of trees with grass between is quite artificial, and only exists because we keep the grass mowed. In any other situation, trees would take over.

The prairies are the kingdom of grass, and these occured because of rain shadows, or areas where circumstances such as the Rocky Mountain range messed with the winds that carry rain, creating droughts in one part of the year, and near flooding in another. Trees don’t like that, because most have relatively shallow roots, as much as 80 percent residing in the top three feet of soil depending on the kind and its conditions; but prairie plants, such as the grasses, and Nitrogen fixers like Senna hebecarpa, put roots down unusually deep, so reach the water table whether rain comes or not.

An experiment showing the root growth of Red Delicious apple tree two years after planting.

Have you ever wondered as you pass woods how the trees survive so close? If you were planting an oak tree in your yard that would someday reach a hundred foot tall, can you imagine the spacing recommendations? They would be over fifty feet apart. Most yards couldn’t fit more than one tree. But in the woods they stand on top of each other, growing for hundreds of years, happy, and healthy.

Studies have shown that trees can grow their roots deep into the ground, but prefer to keep their roots higher in the soil if possible. There is more organic matter, hence nutrients and water, in this layer. If there isn’t, trees will try to put in the work to grow deeper. This is a lot more work, and certainly isn’t their first choice.

What trees really prefer is building networks in which they share and preserve resources. For instance, trees have what is called hydraulic redistibution, which is a fancy term for moving water not only up for their own use, but back down into the soil for storage, and horizontally to other plants. Peter Wholleben, in his book The Hidden Life of Trees recalls his surprise when he found a ring of roots from a beech tree that must have been cut down well over a century beforehand, but still had green, living roots showing above ground. It had no leaves, and the stump was gone. As he explained, citing various studies, the living trees around this ancient (should be dead) tree were feeding it sugars made in their leaves, keeping it alive. Likely, they got some kind of kickback from the extended root system because it allowed them access to more resources.

This is in ancient, established forests, so conditions aren’t quite the same for our young transplants. We can get some similar effects by growing fruit trees in more open settings, or riparian zones. These are zones similar to fencerows and overgrown fields where grasses are just converting to trees. These zones are iconically untidy and wild; but skillful gardeners know the elements of these zones, like clay in a potters hand, have the best potential to form the most beautiful, lush gardens.

Riparian zones have many layers, with notably high numbers of low growing herbaceous and woody shrubs, many of which are nitrogen fixers. The quickest way to simulate this ecology is making ‘guilds’ of plants right around your fruit trees. Here is my manual of bed building for info on quickly clearing grass without tillage. Plan on expanding these plantings every year until the beds around your trees meet. If the tree is older, and larger, the bed should extend at least a couple feet beyond its drip line.

An example guild. 1. Fruit tree 2. Comfrey 3. Siberian Peashrub 4. Amorpha fruticosa 5. Japanese Wineraspberry 6. Honeyberry 7. Blueberry 8. Turkish Rocket 9. Crambe cordifolia 10. Stepping stones, (or in this case, stepping logs). The green base is a ground cover of mint.

Any guild should include at least 2 woody nitrogen fixing plants, about 5 plants that do not fix nitrogen but can be cut for mulch, such as comfrey, or a groundcover of something like mint, then several fruiting shrubs like raspberry or honeyberry, and some perennial vegetables.

This is the best method if you already have fruit trees in the ground, like our engineer friend. If you’re just planning your food forest, Robert Hart, the father of the northern food forests, recommended planting full size or standard fruit trees at recommended spacing for their size, in rows like any orchard, but then semi standard or medium trees, then dwarf trees, then shrubs, then herbaceous plants, then vines to climb and fill in the cracks between them.

I’d recommend mulching as much as you can, and planting that area with a complete planting like this. The space should be completly filled with plants, and will establish faster with less work overall.

This system gives quite attractive results that are increasingly less cost and labor than serial applications of even organic, clay-based sprays, pyrethrums and neems, let alone harsher chemicals. There is work later on, but this is of course debatable, because its mostly harvests of fruit. Sounds like pleasant work to me.

This article was originally published on Mortal Tree on 24th February 2017.

About the author: Luke Simon is garden manager for Simon Certified Organic Family Farm, and on his own time a permanent edible landscape designer in Ohio, United States. He is the author of PASSIVE Gardening and Mastering the Growing Edge. Follow him on his blog, Mortal Tree, and his Instagram @mortal_tree.

 

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    • 1 Legal norms
      • 1.1 Away from utilities
    • 2 Distance to neighbors
    • 3 Each case is different!
    • 4 Don't be afraid to plant a big garden
    • 5 Selecting a large size oak tree in the nursery
    • 6 How are oak trees planted?
    • 7 Oak planting: what you need to know?
    • 8 How to care for replanted oaks?
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    Are you placing trees around your new home? Take care of the safe landing distance to the foundation. Overgrown roots greatly dry out the soil, weakening and unevenly upsetting the supporting structure of the building. In 10 years, they are able to completely destroy it.

    In addition, seedlings need a lot of space for normal growth. When planted close to the house, they can deviate and grow at an angle to the side, following the light source. At the same time, spreading branches, constantly rubbing against the walls and roof, will damage the building coating and force the gutters to be cleaned of dry branches and fallen leaves at least 2-3 times a year.

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    by Sad-dizain

    The width of the root system of any tree is greater than the diameter of the crown. However, the roots may well extend to a distance of 1.5–3 times the height of the tree

    There is no single approach for calculating the correct distance between trees and a residential building. Therefore, the main thing is to eliminate as many risks as possible that they create for the inhabitants of the house. A closely growing tree can cause cracks and collapse of the foundation, unnecessary shade, destruction of walls when the trunk falls from a hurricane wind.

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    Legislation

    Trees and bushes are planted in cities and towns according to SNiP 2.07.01-89. According to section 4 of these rules, from the external walls of buildings and structures (including public buildings and multi-storey buildings) to the trunk of a tree should be at least 5 m, a bush - at least 1.5 m. The given norms apply to trees with a crown diameter of not over 5 m and should be increased for trees with larger crown diameters.

    Away from utilities

    Tree should be removed 2 m away from utilities entering the house - water lines, sewerage and gas pipelines, power cables, irrigation system pipes. At the same time, you need to carefully monitor fast-growing species (walnut, larch, poplar, birch). Their root system can grow by 8–10 m in a few years.

    The danger of a tree near the house lies in the thin fibrous roots that penetrate into the pipes through existing cracks and current joints. The result is a clogged or completely destroyed highway

    Distance to neighbors

    According to SNiP 30-02-97 (Order of the Ministry of Regional Development No. 849 dated 12/30/2010), residential buildings must be located at least 3 m from the border of the site. At the same time, it is allowed to plant trees from it at least:

    • 1 m - shrubs
    • 2 m - medium-sized (cherry, cherry plum, apple, plum, hazel).
    • 4 m - tall (pine, poplar, oak, birch).

    Thus, between the neighbor's house and the trunk of any of your trees, there must be at least 5 m.

    Every case is different!

    If a private house is built on solid rock, such as rock, then any tree suitable for this type of soil can be planted near it. The main thing is to make sure that:

    • The branches and crown do not obscure the windows from the south.
    • The sapling was not in the shade of the northern walls (unless it is a shade-loving plant).
    • The fire truck was not obstructed.

    If the house is on a strip foundation and on sufficiently moist soil (loamy, clayey), it is not worth planting trees nearby. With sloping terrain, an additional 1 m recede from the base of the terraces and slopes to the tree, and 3 m from the retaining walls.

    Fully buried foundation, i.e., arranged taking into account the freezing point and the depth of groundwater, is less susceptible to deformation associated with the growth of tree roots or changes in humidity on the site garden

    Remember, trees add value to a home. Feel free to plant them. Just choose the right varieties and place in suitable conditions for them. If in doubt as to whether a tree is safe for you and your neighbor's property in a particular situation, consult with a landscape designer.

    Oak is a truly luxurious decoration of the landscape. A sprawling tree with a regular crown shape and a thick, powerful trunk - oaks literally ennoble the territory, make landscaping and landscaping truly respectable.

    At the same time, this tree is quite capricious. Transplantation of large-sized plants must be carried out in compliance with a number of requirements, and after it it is important to ensure proper care so that the seedling successfully takes root and grows well.

    Nursery selection of oak large size

    Most often when landscaping and landscaping works, oaks are planted on the site as adults. The fact is that they grow for a very long time - their period is centuries. Therefore, it is more expedient to plant already formed plants.

    Large breeds are selected in specialized nurseries. It is desirable that the conditions in which the tree grows are as close as possible to the conditions in which it will be after transplantation.

    When planting pedunculate oak, the main criteria are:

    • age and height of the large size. It depends on the requirements for landscaping results. So, in our nurseries there are both young oaks 1-2 m high, and mature trees, whose height exceeds 5-6 m;
    • appearance of the tree, arrangement of its branches. All oaks have a spreading, spherical crown, but each of them is unique. Large oaks may look more slender with an elongated trunk, or, on the contrary, more lush if the crown starts relatively low. In appearance, "structure" seedlings are selected in accordance with the requirements of a particular design project;
    • large size health. This aspect requires special attention. Oaks are prone to a range of diseases and it is therefore important to select healthy plants. There should be no darkening, deformed areas, foreign inclusions on the leaves. The trunk and branches should be strong, covered with not cracked, healthy-looking bark.

    In good kennels, large-sized birds are grafted and processed - this allows them to be protected not only from most diseases, but also from parasites.

    How are oak trees planted?

    Selected trees from the nursery are transported to the planting site. Transportation has a number of features.

    • Before digging up a seedling, a special mark is placed on one of its branches, indicating a certain direction of the world. This is necessary in order to orient the tree in the new place relative to the cardinal points in the same way.
    • Oaks have a voluminous, well-developed root system with a long tap root. When transplanting, it is important to preserve it as much as possible. To do this, trees are dug out along with soil clods in which the root system is located. These clods are packed in breathable and permeable material so that the roots can be moistened during transport.
    • Large size crown is also packed. For this, a soft mesh is used, which allows you to tie the branches without damaging either them or the foliage. Net tying is convenient and directly during transplantation. So, it is easier to work with a tied large size, and the risk of damaging the crown is lower.
    • Do not store dug seedlings. Immediately after digging, the plant is transported to the transplant site.

    Planting of large-sized plants is carried out in previously prepared planting pits. Such holes are dug according to the size of the coma with the root system. The brought plant is installed in a pit, after which a lump is covered with earth. The planted large-sized crop is necessarily fixed with stretch marks and supports. This is important in order to protect the seedling from falling in case of wind. In addition, additional fixation of the transplanted tree allows you to correctly, strictly vertically orient its trunk.

    Oak planting: what you need to know?

    According to the experience of PozitivProekt specialists, large-sized oaks generally tolerate transplanting well, especially if all work was done correctly and accurately. Oak can grow both outside the city and in urban areas. These trees are used for both single and group plantings. If they are planted in a group, the distance between large trees should be at least 5-10 m (the more, the better the tree will grow).

    Oaks are demanding on the soil - it should not be too wet. In this case, it is better to transplant them into dense fertile soil. When planting in a planting hole, it must be taken into account that the lump with the root system will sag over time - the plant must be planted with a margin of 10-15 cm for soil shrinkage.

    The best time for transplanting is early spring, before the first buds begin to open. During this period, the tree is at rest. In order for the seedling to take root well, it is important to provide proper care for it after transplantation.

    How to care for replanted oak trees?

    In the first spring after planting, the large crop will need active feeding. Fertilizers are applied according to a certain scheme, they must contain biostimulants. With their help, the tree will better endure the stress associated with the transplant, and will also grow faster.

    In the first spring, provided the soil is dry, the tree may need additional watering. It is important to remember that oak does not like excess moisture, so it is better to water it regularly, but in small portions.

    Regular maintenance after planting an oak should include pruning. Oak trees do not need to be molded. Pruning involves the removal of dried and damaged branches.

    Planting large-sized trees with a guarantee from the PozitivProekt company is the selection of mature trees, their transportation, planting in a new place, as well as warranty care. We offer oaks from the best nurseries. All krupnomery are healthy, adapted to the Russian climatic conditions, perfectly take root.

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    You may have a very large plot. But if there are 5 acres, then at least where the planted oak will interfere with the neighbors, because a very voluminous tree grows. Maple will also not be liked by the neighbors, because it will clog neighboring areas with its seeds - after all, it spreads like a weed. Each horticultural partnership has a charter that specifies the use of varietal plants. So, as a rule, it is forbidden to plant voluminous wild plants.

    Maple - why? And oak too. Plant a berry plant, you will be with jam.

    I would not plant them on the site. If you have a field around you, plant it there. Maple, in my opinion, is generally an unnecessary and weed plant on the site. I don’t know what kind of dud will grow in your area, in ours it is a huge tree. You plant it for more than one year, the site will remain for descendants, will they thank you? It's under an oak tree. You need one on the site

    Your 5-6 acres speak for planting an oak in the center.
    Everything will cover its shadow. Already after 10 years
    A maple 5 meters from the house.

    We had an oak tree, an old seventy years old. It would continue to grow, but for some reason the acorns in the garden kept sprouting, and the beds in the young oaks were not ice like that. Maple, especially American, is like a parasite, it will overwhelm everything. I would definitely not plant these trees on my own plot.

    Oak grows for a very long time, mine is 15 years old, it was planted from the house (dacha) at a distance of 4 meters, they tell me that it will fill up the house, but I think at such a pace, even grandchildren will not wait for this

    According to SP 30-102-99 "Planning and development of territories of low-rise housing construction"
    Clause 5. 3.4. To the border of the neighboring apartment plot, the distances according to sanitary and living conditions must be at least: from the estate, one-two-apartment and block house - 3 m, taking into account the requirements of clause 4.1.5 of this Code of Rules; from the building for keeping livestock and poultry - 4 m; from other buildings (baths, garages, etc.) - 1 m; from the trunks of tall trees - 4 m; medium-sized - 2 m; from the bush - 1 m.

    we have an oak growing in one of us. so it is called a PIG UNDER OAK why you need it

    My friend's oak grows on the border of the site - it has grown 5 meters in height, and in girth - 15 centimeters. Of course, in Siberia it is not coimat, but it looks very funny. And maple is such an infection - we have a maple protection - every spring, and all summer I dig shoots all over the site. It grows to a meter in a year. If you miss a year or two, then just cut them down, such an aggressor,

    From experience, all my friends who got such plants get rid of them with great pleasure. Moreover, with the call of services, since they themselves can no longer cope.
    Oak will shade the entire area and destroy all foundations with its roots. Maple will give shoots throughout the nearest territory, there will be no place left for everything else (except oak).
    My ailing ex-husband planted an oak tree on my site, right under the power line - I managed to dig it up and drag it to another place.
    Council. Find a place near your site that is most attractive to you, where the oak will fit. This is the edge of the forest, the cliff of the river bank, the edge of the ravine ... Plant it there. And maple, too - outside the site. It is unlikely that anyone will dig them up and appropriate them, but they will grow in all their glory, in a free place.

    Don't bother, oak will not grow big in your lifetime, but maple will grow anywhere.

    At what distance to plant oaks

    Oak is a truly luxurious decoration of the landscape. A sprawling tree with a regular crown shape and a thick, powerful trunk - oaks literally ennoble the territory, make landscaping and landscaping truly respectable.

    At the same time, this tree is quite capricious. Transplantation of large-sized plants must be carried out in compliance with a number of requirements, and after it it is important to ensure proper care so that the seedling successfully takes root and grows well.

    Selection of large-sized oak trees in the nursery

    Most often, when landscaping and landscaping work, oaks are planted on the site as adults. The fact is that they grow for a very long time - their period is centuries. Therefore, it is more expedient to plant already formed plants.

    Large breeds are selected in specialized nurseries. It is desirable that the conditions in which the tree grows are as close as possible to the conditions in which it will be after transplantation.

    When planting pedunculate oak, the main criteria are:

    • the age and height of the large size. It depends on the requirements for landscaping results. So, in our nurseries there are both young oaks 1-2 m high, and mature trees, whose height exceeds 5-6 m;
    • appearance of the tree, arrangement of its branches. All oaks have a spreading, spherical crown, but each of them is unique. Large oaks may look more slender with an elongated trunk, or, on the contrary, more lush if the crown starts relatively low. In appearance, "structure" seedlings are selected in accordance with the requirements of a particular design project;
    • large-sized health. This aspect requires special attention. Oaks are prone to a range of diseases and it is therefore important to select healthy plants. There should be no darkening, deformed areas, foreign inclusions on the leaves. The trunk and branches should be strong, covered with not cracked, healthy-looking bark.

    In good nurseries, large-sized birds are grafted and processed - this allows them to be protected not only from most diseases, but also from parasites.

    How are oak trees planted?

    Selected trees from the nursery are transported to the planting site. Transportation has a number of features.

    • Before digging up a seedling, a special mark is placed on one of its branches, indicating a certain direction of the world. This is necessary in order to orient the tree in the new place relative to the cardinal points in the same way.
    • Oaks have a voluminous, well-developed root system with a long tap root. When transplanting, it is important to preserve it as much as possible. To do this, trees are dug out along with soil clods in which the root system is located. These clods are packed in breathable and permeable material so that the roots can be moistened during transport.
    • Large crown is also packed. For this, a soft mesh is used, which allows you to tie the branches without damaging either them or the foliage. Net tying is convenient and directly during transplantation. So, it is easier to work with a tied large size, and the risk of damaging the crown is lower.
    • It is not allowed to store dug seedlings. Immediately after digging, the plant is transported to the transplant site.

    Planting of large-sized plants is carried out in previously prepared planting pits. Such holes are dug according to the size of the coma with the root system. The brought plant is installed in a pit, after which a lump is covered with earth. The planted large-sized crop is necessarily fixed with stretch marks and supports. This is important in order to protect the seedling from falling in case of wind. In addition, additional fixation of the transplanted tree allows you to correctly, strictly vertically orient its trunk.

    Oak planting: what you need to know?

    According to the experience of PozitivProekt specialists, large-sized oaks generally tolerate transplanting well, especially if all work was done correctly and accurately. Oak can grow both outside the city and in urban areas. These trees are used for both single and group plantings. If they are planted in a group, the distance between large trees should be at least 5-10 m (the more, the better the tree will grow).

    Oaks are demanding on the soil - it should not be too wet. In this case, it is better to transplant them into dense fertile soil. When planting in a planting hole, it must be taken into account that the lump with the root system will sag over time - the plant must be planted with a margin of 10-15 cm for soil shrinkage.

    The best time for transplanting is early spring, before the first buds begin to open. During this period, the tree is at rest. In order for the seedling to take root well, it is important to provide proper care for it after transplantation.

    How to care for replanted oak trees?

    In the first spring after planting, the large crop will need active feeding. Fertilizers are applied according to a certain scheme, they must contain biostimulants. With their help, the tree will better endure the stress associated with the transplant, and will also grow faster.

    In the first spring, provided the soil is dry, the tree may need additional watering. It is important to remember that oak does not like excess moisture, so it is better to water it regularly, but in small portions.

    Regular maintenance after planting an oak should include pruning. Oak trees do not need to be molded. Pruning involves the removal of dried and damaged branches.

    Planting large-sized trees with a guarantee from the PozitivProekt company is the selection of mature trees, their transportation, planting in a new place, as well as warranty care. We offer oaks from the best nurseries. All krupnomery are healthy, adapted to the Russian climatic conditions, perfectly take root.

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    When planting plants on a private plot, the question often arises of what distance is allowed between them and the neighbor's fence. Why is it important to maintain the required distance between garden plantings and any structures? This is due to the fact that trees can ruin the fence, as well as underground communications with their overgrown roots. Their crowns can disable or complicate the repair of overhead lines. Sometimes growing, they block the place near the house, which becomes an obstacle to extinguishing the fire.

    The owners of a neighboring plot can also be troubled by various objects located near their neighbors: excessive shade, falling fruits and branches, unpleasant odors, penetration of harmful substances through the soil. We will tell you what to consider when planting plantings and what distance between plants and the fence is allowed by the letter of the law.

    Trees and shrubs planted too close to the fence can disturb neighbors and cause strife

    Obey the law

    There are norms that prescribe the procedure for planting plants, as well as arranging compost heaps in SNT (garden non-profit partnerships). In particular, the distance to the fence bordering the neighboring plot must be at least:

    • 1 meter, if we are talking about shrubs;
    • 2 meters for low or medium height trees;
    • 4 meters for tall trees.

    If we talk about other buildings on the site, the norms for planting plants next to them are prescribed separately. Each case has its own recommendations. Trees must be at least:

    • 3 meters or more from a house or other building;
    • at least 1.5 meters to a gas pipe, sewer system, power line or just a garden path;
    • is more than 2.5 - 3 meters from the fence, especially if it is fruit crops.

    The distance from the tree to the fence and other objects depends on its height.

    Many summer residents are concerned about the question, at what distance from the neighbor's fence is it allowed to make a compost heap? The question is adequate: after all, it is at the fence that you want to arrange this very pile! In this situation, the situation is a little different: according to SNIP 30-02-97 from the cellar to the composting device, as well as buildings for keeping small livestock and poultry should be at least 7 meters. So, if the neighbors do not have a cellar, there can be no problems.

    Minimum allowable distances between some objects in the country house

    Bushes as a fence

    Bush plants are not planted near the fence closer than at a distance of 1 meter. If you want to plant raspberries or currants closer to the fence, you should agree on this with the inhabitants of the neighboring area. Experienced summer residents recommend concluding a written agreement so that later this issue does not arise again.

    What about those who decide to plant ornamental bushes as a fence? This issue should be resolved only with neighbors, there are no other obstacles. If the owner of the near area is against a fence of bushes, it can be done at a distance of at least 1 meter from the dividing line between the allotments.

    In addition, between land holdings, in addition to shrubs, it makes sense to equip a chain-link mesh, then the bush fence will be located on private territory. According to the norms, any length of the green hedge is allowed - according to the capabilities and desires of the owner.

    What kind of shrubs are best for creating a divider between plots? It depends on how dense and high the fence needs to be:

    • barberry, yellow locust, hawthorn is suitable for a high fence;
    • cotoneaster, forsythia, Van Gutt's spirea, oak-leaved arguta - for medium-height fencing;
    • with the help of boxwood, Japanese spirea, it is easy to create a low separator.

    We have offered the most popular and least capricious plant species. However, you can pick up others - the main thing is that the bushes have a spectacular appearance and perform a protective function well. Read about cutting bushes in the article "Landscape design of the garden plot of a private house with your own hands - design and photo."

    The hedge looks impressive, but its use requires the consent of the neighbors.

    Optimal spacing between trees and bushes

    Modern summer residents strive not only to get a harvest of fruits and berries, but also to make their plot spectacular, decorate it with decorative plantings. This function is successfully performed by thuja, cypress, birch, oak, ash. How to properly plant plants on the site so that the distances between them meet the needs and are comfortable for the owners? For each type of seedlings, recommendations are different:

    1. Plants with a tall, not spreading crown are recommended to be planted at a distance of 1 meter from each other. These are thuja, cedar, cypress and many conifers.
    2. Fruit, berry species - apples, plums, cherries, pears should be placed so that the gap between individual specimens is at least 3 meters. Such a precaution will allow you to get a good harvest, because the plants will receive enough light and not interfere with each other.
    3. Shrubs should preferably be planted at a distance of twice the height of an adult plant.
    4. Separately, it is worth mentioning trees with voluminous crowns, such as ash, oak. It makes sense to plant these specimens along with other trees that love shade and do not grow too tall.

    One of the common mistakes of inexperienced gardeners is planting fruit trees and bushes together. This combination looks great at first, but over time, apple, pear and plum trees darken the undersized bushes more and more. In this regard, such a combination has to be separated, which is not always possible. It is better to immediately allocate separate areas for fruit crops and bushes.

    Strawberries are a favorite berry of gardeners, so their cultivation is quite popular. Not everyone knows that this berry cannot be planted between tall plants, it is better to choose a place for it near vegetable beds. After a couple of years, strawberries can be planted elsewhere, where the soil is not yet depleted. In its place, it makes sense to place zucchini and tomatoes.

    Trees should be planted further from bushes, as the latter may not have enough sun for full growth

    Humidity and light

    Most plants love the sun, but there are some that grow better in the shade. In dark places, rhubarb, parsley, red currant, dogwood, beans, broccoli, horseradish, and spicy herbs feel great. Sunny areas can be planted with bushes with red or bicolor leaves.

    Also be aware of humidity. In dry places or on a small hillock, gooseberries and red currants will give the best harvest. If the site is in a lowland, the earth is wet, it is worth planting blackcurrants and raspberries on it. Ornamental shrubs - hydrangea, weigela, derain will also take root perfectly in a similar place.

    Free space

    Some crops develop strong and extensive root systems during growth. This nuance should be taken into account when choosing a place for plants. For example, raspberries sprout root shoots, growing in width, and sea buckthorn has long roots. It is better to leave free space next to them, rather than placing other crops, in order to avoid inhibiting their growth and flowering.

    Raspberry roots can grow very widely, so it is necessary to protect its spread, especially to neighbors.

    Proximity to residential buildings

    In order to get sunlight into the house, it was not damp, only low-growing plants should be planted near it. You should not plant trees or large bushes, which will prevent light from entering the windows, and also will not allow the walls to dry out quickly after rain. Experienced gardeners recommend planting a lawn or moss near the walls of a house, gazebo, barn. It turns out quite an attractive picture, while not requiring special care.

    Some plants do not tolerate movement. Gooseberry bushes, raspberry currants feel great in one place for many years. Of course, it is advisable to take care of them - regularly cut, mulch, spray with infusions of herbs, then the harvest will be plentiful.


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