The white oak makes a good windbreak or yard tree, grows up to 100 ft tall and can spread up to 75 ft wide, and can live up to 500 years. It has a medium rate of grow of 1-2 ft per year grows well in Zone 3-9 and likes a moist, well-drained soil, but does grow in a heavy clay soil. They are a strong long lived tree. Does not do well in wet soils. Rarely planted but a magnificent tree.
For a deciduous windbreak recommend putting with other species and space them 12-20 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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