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How Much Oak Trees Cost (Pricing Chart With Buyer's Guide)
I’m sure if you’ve ever done any yard work, you know just how much time and effort it takes. Well worry no more, we’ve got a guide on oak trees and an estimated pricing chart so you can see if you’d rather get that oak tree installed!
The cost of an oak tree install depends on the size and caliper of your tree, landscape, and amount of work required to install the tree. Large trees cost more, while small saplings cost significantly less. Install costs can run anywhere from a few hundred dollars to more than $3,000.
Below we’re going to discuss oak trees, picking the right oak for your yard, and we even have a pricing chart if you decide that you want an oak tree planted in your yard. Let’s dive in, hopefully, you’ll learn some helpful facts about oak trees along your tree journey!
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What Factors Affect The Price Of An Oak Tree Install?
Certain things will affect the price of an oak tree install. Depending on your overall landscape, and the work required, an oak tree install could cost significantly more or less than the table we provided.
If your land is relatively clear, flat, and doesn’t require the removal of plants, roots, trees, or other obstructions, then your oak tree install could be on the lower-priced side.
On the other hand, if it requires a lot of work to remove other plants, roots, or other things, then you could be looking at a pricier install.
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According to the United States Department of Agriculture, oak trees are divided into two major groups: red oaks, and white oaks. White oaks’ acorns require one growing season to mature, while red oaks’ acorns require two growing seasons to mature.
If you’d like to learn more about specifics, take a look at our guide on the differences between white and red oaks here.
White Oak,Quercus alba
The white oak, also commonly referred to as the eastern white oak, is a popular shade tree. It is found in the eastern United States, west into Minnesota and south to Texas, and eastward. It is commonly used for furniture, flooring, and wine barrels.
The white oak grows to 100 feet tall, and boasts the typical, characteristic oak tree shape, with a round, wide crown. It has light gray bark with shallow furrows. Its leaves are an oval, elliptical shape and have anywhere between 5-9 lobes and slightly rounded tips. If you’ve seen an oak, this shape leaf is probably the most notable.
There are even methods to use to figure out how many leaves a full-grown oak tree has!
Its acorns are annual, taking just one year to mature. Aside from its name, the acorns and leaves will tell you that this is part of the white oaks: rounded lobed leaves, without bristles, and annual acorns.
This tree does well in well-draining loamy soils and dry upland habitats. This tree is also known to grow at elevations in the Appalachian Mountains.
If you’d like to grow a white oak tree on your own, check out this Oregon White Oak Seedling from the Jonsteen Company which has been grown from their nursery in California’s Redwood Coast without pesticides!
Swamp White Oak,Quercus bicolor
The swamp white oak is commonly found throughout the northeast to the Midwest United States. It is found as far west as Nebraska, down to North Carolina and up into Maine, and even Quebec.
This tree is used for construction, cabinets, boats, fences, and even railroad ties.
The swamp white oak grows to 100 feet and has characteristic dark gray, deeply furrowed bark. Its leaves are elliptical, with 10-20 shallow lobes, and no bristles. Its scientific name refers to the dual color of the leaf, with a dark green, glossy covering of the pubescence underneath it, which is white and velvety.
The swamp white oak does well in poorly draining, mineral heavy soils.
Pin Oak,Quercus palustris
The pin oak, commonly known as swamp oak, Spanish oak, and water oak is found throughout the northeastern United States, from Vermont to North Carolina, and west to Oklahoma and Wisconsin. It is found in flood plains, and poorly draining soils, which makes it a no-brainer that it tolerates flooding and excessive moisture.
The pin oak is easily transplanted due to its shallow root system and is mainly used as an ornamental plant.
It is a medium to large tree, growing anywhere from 50-130 feet. It has gray-brown bark with deep furrows. It is part of the red oaks with biennial acorns and pointed, lobed leaves with bristles at the pointed ends.
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Northern Red Oak,Quercus rubra
The northern red oak is found throughout the eastern United States, north into Canada, and south into Georgia and even Louisiana.
This oak is used exclusively in flooring and furniture and is considered the most valuable oak timber.
The Northern Red Oak is one of the larger oak tree species that grows to 100 feet, with a vast rounded crown. You have probably seen this oak tree the most with its dark gray and almost black colored bark that has shallow furrows.
Its acorns are biennial, making it part of the red oaks, which you could also tell by its pointed lobed leaves with bristles.
It does well in a variety of soils, which is why it’s so commonly found. But it does best in loamy, sandy soils.
Southern Live Oak,Quercus virginiana
The southern live oak doesn’t really resemble an oak tree at all, besides the acorn and its bark. But, if you’ve ever seen trees down south, especially in Louisiana or Florida, then this is probably what you’ve seen!
It’s used for construction and shipbuilding due to its tough and dense wood.
The Southern Live Oak Tree grows to 80 feet tall and has a sprawling, beautiful crown and canopy. It has narrow, single-lobed leaves and characteristic dark brown bark.
Additionally, its acorns are annual, making this a white oak!
Maple Leaf Oak,Quercus acerifolia
Although this species isn’t common, we thought it was an awesome one to include!
The maple leaf oak is a fairly small oak tree within the Quercus genus. It grows to only 50 feet tall and has dark gray, almost black bark with shallow furrows or grooves. Its leaves are shaped similarly to maple leaves, hence its name, with bristled tips. Its acorns are biennial, meaning they require two growing seasons to mature, making this part of the red oaks.
It is found only in west-central Arkansas, in only four counties in the Ouachita Mountains.
Sand Live Oak,Quercus geminata
The sand live oak is commonly found along the coast of Louisiana, up to the coast of North Carolina along the coastal plain, but is most abundant in Florida. Its distribution makes it easy to guess what soils it grows best in, which is sandy soils in pine stands.
This oak is an evergreen shrub or medium-sized tree growing to 50 feet and even 95 feet. It has dark brown bark that takes on black color, and narrow, leafy, elliptical blade leaves. It also has annual acorns making this part of the white oaks!
Bur Oak,Quercus macrocarpa
The bur oak is a unique oak that extends south into Texas and further north than any other oak species into Saskatchewan, northern Canada.
It is mostly found in the mid-western United States as far west and north as Montana. Due to its wide distribution, it can tolerate most soil conditions and is known for being one of the most drought-tolerant oaks.
The bur oak is used for construction and flooring, like the white oak.
The bur oak is a large oak tree that grows to 100 feet and has a huge, thick trunk with a broad canopy. It also has light gray bark with deep furrows making it resistant to fires!
Its leaves are probably one of the most unique features of this oak, although it is narrow and elliptical, it has a large, rounded top, and 5-7 rounded lobes. Its annual acorns and bristle-lacking leaves make this part of the white oaks.
If you’d like to grow a bur oak, take a look at these Bur Oak Acorns From North Texas!
Northern Pin Oak,Quercus ellipsoidalis
The northern pin oak, commonly referred to as jack oak or black oak, is found throughout the mid to the eastern United States, from Ohio to Michigan and Missouri.
This tree grows to roughly 65 feet with a narrow crown. Unlike the typical oak form we know, it can grow larger, but it’s rare. If it grows beyond its range, it begins to take on a shrubby growth.
The northern pin oak has anywhere between 5-7 pointed lobes with bristles on the end. If you know what’s coming next, then you’d be right! The acorns! Its acorns are biennial, making this part of the red oaks.
The northern pin oak does well in dry and sandy soils commonly found in the boreal forest. A cool thing about this oak is that it is commonly found among pines, hickories, aspens, and black cherry trees.
Estimated Pricing Chart For Oak Tree Install
|Tree Name||Height||Caliper||Avg. Install Costs||Best Growing Zone||Growth Rate||Sun Preference||Ease of Transplanting|
|Northern Red Oak, Quercus rubra||4-6 ft||1.5”||$275||3-8||Moderate Fast | +2 ft/year||Full Sun||Easy|
|White Oak, Quercus alba||6-8 ft||2”||$300||3-9||Slow-Moderate | 1-2 ft/year||Full Sun||Difficult|
|Pin Oak, Quercus palustris||9-12 ft||2.5-3.5”||$350||4-8||Fast | +2 ft/year||Full Sun||Easy|
|Swamp White Oak, Quercus bicolor||12-14 ft||3.5-4.5”||$450||4-8||Moderate | 1.5-2 ft/year||Full Sun||Easy|
|Highrise Live Oak, Quercus virginiana Highrise®||14-16 ft||4-4. 5”||$550||8-10||Moderate-Fast | 2-2.5 ft/year||Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade||Easy|
|Bur Oak, Quercus macrocarpa||16-18 ft||5”||$800||3-8||Slow | 1 ft or less/year||Full Sun||Difficult|
|Millennium Live Oak, Quercus virginiana Millennium®||18-20 ft||6”||$1,400||8-10||Moderate-Fast | 2-2.5 ft/year||Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade||Easy|
|Sawtooth Oak, Quercus acutissima||20-22 ft||7”||$1,700||5-9||Moderate-Fast | 2-2.5 ft/year||Full Sun||Easy|
|Sand Live Oak, Quercus geminata||22-24 ft||8”||$2,000||8-10||Moderate-Fast | 2-2.5 ft/year||Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade||Easy|
|Live Oak, Quercus virginiana||26-28 ft||10”||$2,500||8-10||Moderate-Fast | 2-2. 5 ft/year||Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade||Easy|
|Cathedral Live Oak, Quercus virginiana Cathedral™||25-28 ft||10”||$2,500||8-10||Moderate-Fast | 2-2.5 ft/year||Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade||Easy|
|Cathedral Live Oak, Quercus virginiana Cathedral™||28-32 ft||12”||$3,500||8-10||Moderate-Fast | 2-2.5 ft/year||Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade||Easy|
That’s All For Today!
Well, that’s all we have for today on oak tree pricing! Let’s recap everything we discussed in this article!
The cost of an oak tree, along with the cost of installation, varies depending on a few factors: height, landscape, and caliper. Depending on the type and size of the oak tree, install costs can range anywhere from a few hundred dollars to more than three thousand dollars.
Oak trees have lobed leaves and are separated into two groups. The red oaks group has lobed leaves that are slightly pointed and tiny bristles on the ends. White oaks, on the other hand, have rounded, lobed leaves without the tiny bristles on the end.
But, the easiest way to tell an oak tree is to look for the acorns!
Thanks for sticking around and learning with us. We hope you revisit us along your tree journey, until next time!
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Product: Live Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus virginiana
Full Grown Size: Height of 40–80′ and a spread of 60–100′ at maturity.
Lifespan: 50 to 150+ years.
Soil condition: Acidic loam, the trees accept most types of soil, including sand and clay. They grow in alkaline or acidic soil, wet or well-drained.
Light Requirements: Shade/part sun and in full sun.
Water requirements: 1 gallon 1 quart of water each morning for the first two weeks and 1 to 2 gallons of water every other day for the next two months. Cut back to once per week for the remainder of the growing season. Skip a day or two if the soil is muddy.
USDA Zones: Hardiness Zones 7 through 10.
Leaves: Evergreen, thick, shiny, dark green top, lighter below.
Flowers: Male and female borne in separate catkins on a tree.
Fruit: Acorns, 1″ long, cup narrow at the base.
Twigs: Gray/white to brown, brittle, smooth as aged.
Bark: Gray and smooth while young, darker, and furrowed with age.
Think you haven’t seen a live oak? Think again. This magnificent tree is one of the most prominent trees seen all throughout Texas and other southern states. Live Oaks are hardy and drought tolerant trees with a long life expectancy. We’re talking 150+ years! Legend has it, wild west travellers passing through Texas would bury their treasure under a Live Oak on their journey, because they knew these trees were long lasting landmarks.
With the growth of your Live Oak you will see its trunk become large and incredibly hard. This allows the tree to withstand severe winds and storms, unlike other trees like the Sycamore. To give your Live Oak a headstart in its early years, it’s best to plant these trees in well draining soils but be careful to stay away from overly sandy soils. Live Oaks have a high heat tolerance (yay!) and medium to low water requirements, for those of you who may forget a watering round or two. The Live Oak has small gray-green leathery leaves that are evergreen except when it reaches the more northern zone (ex. Zone 7a). This is of the many trees that produce acorns, which usually remain small, about an inch or so. The primary liability of owning a Live Oak is its susceptibility to the oak wilt fungus. However this is only in certain varieties of live oak such as the Escarpment Live Oak. It is common to see ball moss or spanish moss on the branches of a Live oak tree, neither of which are to be any cause of concern as they are not parasitic. These exceptional trees have reached their prime when their crown spreads up to twice its height. This makes for excellent shade, great picnic areas, and treehouse spots!View full details 90,000 three hundred years of oak in the St. Petersburg reserve was declared a monument for age and majestic species - March 30, 2022
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Share 9000 9000 Three -hundred -year -old cherry Oduys , growing in the Northern Coast of the Neva Bay nature reserve in the Primorsky district of St. Petersburg, received the status of a wildlife monument and was included in the National Register of Old-growth Trees of Russia under number 489.
For inclusion in the register, the experts assessed the physical condition and value of the oak using specialized equipment. The criteria were the age of the tree, its “majestic appearance”, the size of the trunk and crown, and the available references to historical facts, the press service of the Committee for Nature Management of St. Petersburg reports on March 30.
Oak grows in a clearing in a mixed forest near the coast of the Gulf of Finland, and not far from this place in the first half of the 17th century was the estate "Blizhnie Dubki", which was one of the traveling palaces of Peter I on the road from St. Petersburg to Sestroretsk and Kronstadt.
Now "Near Dubki" is a cultural heritage site of regional importance. The layout of the park at the wooden palace and old-growth trees, mostly oaks, have been preserved there. The children's ecological trail "At Lukomorye" passes through this territory, and the oak tree, now declared a monument, is one of its most significant objects, the department notes.Photo: St. Petersburg Committee for Nature Management
The all-Russian program "Trees - monuments of wildlife" was established in 2010 by committees of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in order to find and preserve unique old-growth trees that are of natural, cultural and historical value for Russia. To do this, they are given the status of natural objects protected by the state. As part of the program, the National Register of Old-Growth Trees of Russia was created.
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Oak of Love in Lavy (Valuysky urban district)Photo: from the archive of the Baratov family
Author-compiler: Egor BARATOV, student of Lyceum No. 9, Belgorod
GPS coordinates: 51. 1243790, 35.9501490
Even at the time of the settlement of the cities of the Belgorod line by service people, the Sedikov family settled in Khomutsy and founded their farmstead. The strong owner was the head of the family. He had a big house, a mill and many children. When a son was born, the owner planted an oak tree so that the sons would grow up brave, with iron willpower and achieve their goals. In 1929, the family was dispossessed and exiled. The villagers never knew where.
In 1980, when laying the park, the house was broken down, several oaks were cut down, and only one was left. It was planted around the 1860s in honor of the birth of the son of the family. Today, the oak is a monument to the family, in the village they call it that - the family oak. They believe that the age-old symbol of a faithful and strong family protects couples in love. According to the local belief, earlier, when a guy negotiated a wedding with a girl, he went with her to the cherished oak, and they walked around it three times. And now the custom has been preserved in the village: newlyweds come to the oak tree on their wedding day so that their families are strong and healthy.
Ivnyansky district, settlement Ivnia, st. Gaidara, 30
GPS coordinates: 51.0525658, 36.1405138
The long-lived oak, known among the local population under the name "Eva", grows in the center of the village of Ivnya. At the time of the foundation of the village, back in the beginning of the 18th century, this territory was covered with dense oak forests. Over time, most of them were cut down. The surviving tree is a part of those ancient oak forests.
In 1852, the Ivnya land belonged to Senator Alexander Karamzin, son of the famous Russian historian Nikolai Karamzin. After his death, the estate was bought by Count Peter Kleinmichel. He opened a tree nursery in 1882 and planted a garden of 20 acres. But even then, centuries-old oaks grew in the noble estate. Ancient trees are covered with many legends. According to one of them, on the territory of the count's estate there were two huge oak trees, popularly called Adam and Eve. Some say that Adam was split by lightning, so they had to cut him down. Others say that he suffered from bombing during the Great Patriotic War. And someone claims that Adam simply rotted away, and so they had to be “separated” from Eve - diseased trees were removed when the nursery was planted.
settlement Rakitnoe, st. Proletarskaya, 2
GPS coordinates: 1) 50.8348051, 35.8345766; 2) 50.8344727, 35.8347225
In the center of the village of Rakitnoye there is an old estate that belonged to the famous family of the Yusupov princes, who owned the Rakityan lands from 1728 to 1917. Two long-lived oaks grow in the courtyard of the princely estate. They say they are over 300 years old! According to legend, the Russian Tsar Nicholas II rested on a bench under them in December 1911 years old
They say that the emperor was delighted three times as a guest at the Yusupovs. The first time he was shown Yusupov brick and Borisov clay products. The second, when he was taken into a spacious room, in the center of which sat a huge tamed bear. And the third, when Nicholas II was offered to rest on a bench under a huge oak tree. The hosts served the emperor a samovar with herbal tea in the cold, and he dozed right under a huge oak tree.
By decision of the Executive Committee of the Regional Council of People's Deputies on August 19In 1991, one oak was recognized as a natural monument.
According to legend, oaks fulfill cherished desires: you need to mentally pronounce it and touch the thick trunk with your palms.
Graivoron district, s. Dunayka
GPS coordinates: 50.5502823, 35.5328739
At the end of the 19th century, a large landowner Alexei Ivanovich Shatokhin lived in the village of Dunayka. He had starch and brick factories, land. The landowner's house was located in the center of the village in the park. Only the lord's stables have survived to this day. The linden alley was famous, at the end of which a centuries-old oak tree grew. And now he stands in his place. There is a custom in the village: the newlyweds come to the mighty oak tree so that the family is friendly and strong.
GPS coordinates: 1) 50.6116045, 35.9956842; 2) 50.6116072, 35.9958377; 3) 50.6111481, 35.9972855
Oaks on the territory of the Forest on Vorskla site are the same age as the time of Emperor Peter the Great. Trees grow in the Custom Grove, which Field Marshal Boris Sheremetev founded at the beginning of the 18th century. It was not easy for the grove: in the post-revolutionary years, the forest was cut down to equip vegetable gardens, and during the years of World War II, the German line of defense stood in the reserved oak forest during the battles on the Kursk Bulge . .. And yet, many centuries-old trees have survived to this day, among which are two oaks - centenarian in the Sukachev glade and one in the courtyard of the reserve's estate. Giant oaks, according to the tales of great-grandfathers, are natural healers, giving health, happiness to newlyweds, and getting rid of many ailments to old people.
Belgorodsky district, Dubove village
GPS coordinates: 1) 50.5350398, 36.5855767; 2) 50.5354150, 36.5867656
According to legend, the famous oak in the village of Dubove (today it is more than five measures in circumference!) Is the oldest tree in the Belgorod region: the age-old giant was planted in 1654 by Prince Grigory Romodanovsky and Hetman Bogdan Khmelnitsky in honor of the reunification of Russia and Ukraine. And here it is not! It's just a very beautiful legend! In 2013, specialists from Moscow examined an oak tree from Dubovoye. It turned out that in 2013 he turned “only” 184 years old. However, the name "Oak of Bogdan Khmelnitsky" has stuck to it over the years. By the way, in the same year, within the framework of the All-Russian program "Trees - Monuments of Nature", he was given federal conservation status.
Few people know, but in the park of the village of Dubove next to the famous “Oak of Bogdan Khmelnitsky” in the whole district, another giant oak grows with a girth of more than three meters. Be sure to find it using the coordinates!
Shebekino, Titovsky Boro
Cordines GPS: 50.3931730, 36.8693856
DUB-Dube dulling in Titovsky Boran in the Titovsky Boran in the Titovsky Boran in the Titovsky Boran. At 19In 91, it was included in the list of regional natural monuments of the Belgorod region as "an oak at the age of 250 years."
Titovskiy Bor has been known since the 19th century. Then it belonged to the landowner Nikolai Batezatul. The forest was named after the village of Titovka. Mushrooms here were apparently invisible. Peasants were even allowed to collect them, however, under the supervision of guards. The landowner took a small part of the mushrooms they picked, and the peasants took the rest home. During the Great Patriotic War, fighters defended themselves in the forest and partisans hid. You can still find their trenches, dugouts and firing positions, and you can even see traces of shrapnel and shells on the century-old oak.
Shebekinsky district, s. Dmitrievka
GPS coordinates: 50.5049088, 36.9945673
Pansky oak grows between the villages of Yablochkovo and Dmitrievka. In 2013, the "long-liver" was included in the list of natural monuments of Russia. He is a real giant: 35 meters high, the girth of the trunk is 6.5 meters, and the span of the crown is 25 meters. It is said to be over 500 years old! The tree miraculously survived, outliving thousands of its fellows, because at the beginning of the 17th century, most of the local oak forests were cut down for the construction of the Belgorod defensive line.
According to legend, under the shade of a giant oak, Peter the Great himself rested. Allegedly, returning from the Battle of Poltava, the tsar became interested in the work of water mills on the Korocha River, so he stopped along the way. Most likely, this is a legend and protected the tree - it was not cut down, and it has survived to this day. It also survived during the Great Patriotic War, when in 1943 the Germans came to Yablochkovo and wanted to set fire to the village. The advanced units of the Soviet army recaptured the village, the enemies retreated, but by the time of liberation it had burned down almost to the ground. But the oak remained whole and unharmed!
Yakovlevsky district, s. Sabynino
GPS coordinates: 50.7704670, 36.7393796
A mighty oak grows on the site of a former park on the estate of Princes Volkonsky. They planted him back in the time of Catherine II. The princes actively participated in the public life of Russia, therefore famous guests often visited them. They say that even Tsar Nicholas I himself visited (he baptized children). A family friend was the famous poet Konstantin Balmont.
The estate had a park of linden and maple trees that grew in even rows from north to south. In the floodplain of the Seversky Donets, a linden alley and a mighty oak are still preserved. According to the testimony of local residents, in order for the oak to grow in wetlands, an iron sheet was first inserted during planting. Now, at the base of the oak, you can see a huge hole into which a person can easily crawl through. In 1943, a shell exploded in an oak tree. But another blow happened 20 years ago: in a hole from a shell, someone decided to make a fire ... But the tree turned out to be strong: it survived both during the war years and after modern barbarians.
Stary Oskol district, s. Obukhovka
GPS coordinates: 51.1906471, 37.9858658
A giant oak with a four-century history grows in a specially protected area of the Stary Oskol forestry in the Obukhovskaya Dacha tract. The natural monument of regional significance remembers the times of Peter the Great, who allegedly passed through these lands after an unsuccessful campaign against Azov. At the beginning of the 17th century, the forest in which the oak grows belonged to the Ukrainian hetman Ivan Mazepa. Representatives of the count family of Orlov-Davydov, who owned the Obukhov forest in 19, liked to come to the oak.th century. Not far from the oak, the house of the lordly clerk Permeisky, built back in 1910, has been preserved. According to the memoirs of the old-timers, the Esperanto writer Vasily Eroshenko used to visit the oak.
What is unusual is that a powerful tree trunk is compressed by iron rings several centimeters thick. A few years ago, a crack appeared at the base of the crown, through which water entered the trunk. With the onset of cold weather, it froze, and the ice slowly destroyed the long-lived oak from the inside. To save the tree, at 19In 97, the oak trunk was ringed with metal hoops. They gave him strength.
Novooskolsky district, s. Ninovka
GPS coordinates: 50.7426845, 37.8226179
The long-lived oak in the village of Ninovka is located in a picturesque place - on the edge of the forest near a birch grove. Locals suggest that he is already about 400 years old. The legend about the age-old tree dates back to the 17th century: Ukrainians, fleeing the Polish-gentry oppression, moved to the eastern regions, in particular, to the territory of the present Novooskolsky district. To expand farmland and build estates, people cut down forests. Most likely, the oak survived from that time.
Tired travelers hid under it from bad weather. He was a witness to those times when the monks dug caves in the chalk mountains. The glade under the oak is famous for the fact that the famous Soviet singer, folk song performer Maria Mordasova performed here. Now, under the crown of the giant oak, every year they hold the festival "To the Mighty Oak - Beautiful Impulses of the Soul."
Krasnensky district, village Old Reddub
GPS coordinates: 50.9388003, 38.3637586
An oak tree with a curly crown and a wide trunk covered with deep cracks has been around for more than three centuries. In ancient times, it grew in a very old oak forest, which belonged to the landowner Barchuk. From those majestic oak forests, the village of Stary Redkodub got its name. Next to the oak grows an aspen, wounded by a lightning discharge. Maybe it was because of this neighborhood that the oak leaned a little to the side. A unique exhibit of wildlife was included in the Red Book of the region and in the national register of old-growth trees in Russia. It stretched to a height of up to 50 meters, and three adults can hardly grasp its trunk.
Valuysky district, s. Lava
GPS coordinates: 50.2552940, 37.9616787
The famous Krasnaya Polyana sanatorium is located in the Valuysky district. It is located near the village of Lava on the banks of the Oskol River. It is on its territory that the Oak of Love lives. They named him so for a reason. According to legend, a young couple met near a long-lived oak - the daughter of the merchant Parmanin and the miller Korenev. The girl asked her fiancé to build an estate overlooking Valuiki. He built it, of course. It was located not far from the very oak, symbolizing their love. But, unfortunately, the lovers were not destined to get married...
The manor in that place has long been gone, but tourists constantly come to the oak. Previously, on its bark, children painted the names of those they were in love with, so that he would help them achieve mutual sympathy, wrote requests with wishes, exchanged notes hidden in the branches. Now the tree has been fenced off and nothing can be drawn or left on it. Oak is over 300 years old. Its height is 26 meters, and the trunk diameter is 1.38 meters.
A student of Lyceum No. 9 Egor Baratov found, examined, photographed from different sides, described the appearance and measured the girth of the trunk of Belgorod giant oaks. He collected so much information that he wrote a whole research paper “Giant Belgorod Oaks - Eyewitnesses of Past Epochs” and took many first places with it at All-Russian competitions: “First Steps in Science” (on it Yegor was even awarded the medal “The Future of Russian Science"), scientific youth forum "Step into the Future" (his research was recognized as "the best work among the young participants of the forum"), student research festival "Vector" , competition "Young researcher" and international competition of scientific research and creative work of students " Start in Science” …
Yegor Baratov / Photo: from the archive of the Baratov family
You bet! What painstaking work - it took a whole six months to complete it! In search of long-lived Belgorod oaks, Yegor studied many scientific works and articles of local historians, interviewed local residents and went on a real expedition (thanks for the help to his parents!) To find and see oak giants live. Let's tell you, this was not an easy task - to find some oaks, because there were no exact coordinates of the location at hand. It is recognized that a couple of times we even got a little lost, but local residents always came to the rescue. And - hurrah! - found as many as 17 giant oaks growing in various parts of the Belgorod region. Of course, probably somewhere deep in the forests there are still many centuries-old oaks. If you meet such people, be sure to tell us guys. Well, Egor, as you probably already noticed in the material, also determined the exact GPS coordinates of each tree! Now, knowing them, any tourist or researcher will easily find ancient oaks, and will not stray in search of them.
“From our calculations (Egor calculated the age of oaks using a special formula - author's note), we can conclude that the age of giant oaks in the Belgorod Region does not exceed 250 years. The oldest oak is Pansky in the Shebekinsky district, and the youngest is Family in the village. Khomuttsy, his age does not exceed 100 years. Almost all the trees examined by us have an age significantly lower than "folk rumor" ascribes to them. So, next to the well-known Pansky Oak there is a tablet and a stone with a commemorative plaque, indicating the age of 500 years. But according to our calculations, he is no more than 250 years old, ”said Yegor.
Egor made a map of the location of the giant oaks, using a 3D printer made a colorful three-dimensional layout of the "Giant Trees of the Belgorod Region", compiled a guidebook and designed the photo album "Giant Oaks". And also thanks to Egor, the oak in the village. Dunayka in the Graivoronsky district and Titovsky in the city of Shebekino were included in the national register of old-growth (protected!) Trees in Russia. Well done, Egor! I was not too lazy and sent an application with all the information to the organizers of the All-Russian program "Trees - Monuments of Wildlife". What is interesting - in one of the local history expeditions, Yegor collected acorns, out of six he even managed to grow small oaks.