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Red Oak, Northern Red Oak, Champion Oak - Quercus rubra, Quercus borealis (latin)

Area of origin: Eastern region of North America.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 35 m (115'), width up to 30 m(98,4').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil Type: Well drained. Dislikes soil with too much lime or that is too wet.
Hardiness: Hardy to -28°C.
Exposure: Full sun.

Properties and uses:
The big dark green leaves become yellow and then red in the autumn. Its wood is appreciated because its growth is very fast (faster than the Sessile Oak). This tree is very important in forestry in France. It is also planted widely in parks and gardens alone or in rows.

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Plant, or reforest Red Oak, Northern Red Oak, Champion Oak, Quercus rubra, quercus borealis – Foresters Guide

1) The Red Oak, Northern Red Oak, Champion Oak (Quercus rubra, quercus borealis) is it suitable for my land?

The Red Oak generally grows on acidic grounds, which are well supplied in water. It is very sensitive to summer drought. The Red Oak does not tolerate grounds with winter water logging, the presence of limestone in fine soil, and thin grounds where the summer drought can be important. It appears to be sensitive to late frost and to snow. This genus is very competitive towards other species like the Sessile or the Pedunculate Oak. The Red Oak has an important regeneration as well as a good tolerance to shade as a young plant and has a fast start in growth. It can be found in areas up to 800 m in altitude.

2) Which planting density for my Red Oak, Northern Red Oak, Champion Oak plot? (Quercus rubra, quercus borealis)

The planting density is the number of plants planted in one hectare (acre). Here it means determining the initial number of young plants and to choosing their repartition in the available space.
The planting density is defined by the gaps in between the lines as well as the spacing in between each plant on a same line.
It is the basics of the silvicultural path which must lead to a final trees’ population of quality and to the fulfilment of the land’s owner set goals.

Advice: When choosing the density, think about the width of the tool which will allow the maintenance of the gaps in between the lines. The space in between the lines must allow clear passage for a tractor-drawn, maintenance tool.

For the Red Oak (Quercus Rubra):

  • Several options are possible: the normal density required is 1200 to 1600 plants/hectare.
  • A low density of 400 plants/hectare for enrichment or as a side variety.

3) How to prepare the soil to plant Red Oak, Northern Red Oak, Champion Oak (Quercus rubra, quercus borealis)?

In Silviculture, working the soil is a key element in the success of planting. The root system of the tree must take rapidly where planted. Whether the work is done mechanically or manually, we recommend working the soil in its depth for optimum planting.

4) How to plant the Red Oak, Northern Red Oak, Champion Oak (Quercus rubra, quercus borealis)?

a- Receipt, storage and preparation of the plants before planting

  • Upon receipt, place the crates side by side, on a flat surface so as there is no air circulation underneath. Choose a shady spot protected from wind;
  • Maintain a good humidity level of the plants on the crates placed on the edges,
  • Plan for the possibility of watering if planting is delayed or if the plants require water,
  • In case of frost, do not handle the plants and if frost is forecasted for several days, place mulch on the edges.
b- Planting
    Our team of professional planters use a planting cane to place the earth-balled plants in situ. This ergonomic, light tool allows quality, quicker planting work. It is also possible to carry out a traditional planting work using a pickaxe or a spade

    In all case, you must:
  • Dig a hole a little bit larger than the earth-ball ;
  • Position it well in the hole;
  • Cover it entirely;

  • Finally, the worker will tamp down the soil carefully with its foot. It is forbidden to press strongly or again to heel-butt the plant to avoid crushing the earth-ball and damage the root system of the plant.

    Video on planting using a planting cane
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5) How to limit weeds on my Red Oak, Northern Red Oak, Champion Oak plot (Quercus rubra, quercus borealis) ?

During the first years, it is essential to eliminate all self-propagating plants. Not controlled they are going to be in competition with your plants and are going to deprive the young trees of the vital elements they require to grow (water, light and nutritional elements). You must therefore eliminate mechanically this unwanted competition until the trees are big enough to be able to dominate it.

Two types of operations are possible after planting:

    Manual clearing around the plants
    It is in fact acts often carried out using portable thermic Strimmers or billhooks to clear plants on a line or around the plants themselves.
    Mechanical clearing of the space in between the lines
    These actions are done using cutters and flail mowers, horizontal or vertical cutters, mounted on mini excavators or tractors. As a result, they cannot be undertaken outside the spaces available between the tree lines (plants or plants).

6) How to protect my young Red Oak, Northern Red Oak, Champion Oak plants from wildlife (Quercus rubra, quercus borealis) ?

There is a necessity to protect the plot as soon as the population’s density of Cervidae (deer and roe deer in particular) risk leading to significant damage such as undergrowth of the plants or friction of the stems. Sometimes, the setting up of plants’ protection is also necessary as soon as the rodents’ population (rabbits, hares, coypu, voles...) are locally important.

3 types of protections are possible:

  • Individual, mechanical Protections ( dissuasive netting, photo-degradable tubes,...)
  • Protection by total wire-fencing of the plot,
  • Protection by applying a repellent on each plant or on the borders of the plot.
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