The red oak makes a good windbreak or yard tree, grows up to 75 ft tall and can spread up to 75 ft wide. It grows well in Zone 4-8 and does grow quite fast 2’+ per year in a moist, well-drained soil. They are a strong long lived tree. Does not do well in heavy or wet soils.
For a deciduous windbreak recommend putting with other species and space them 12 ft part in a single row, we like to use them on the outside of your evergreen windbreaks if you have room. Keep 30 ft from any evergreens to prevent light and root competition. If wanting to use deciduous trees for a windbreak contact us on what is currently working best for your situation.
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