If a tree with a very thin trunk is put in shelter, it could be useful to secure it to a solid stake, which can keep it erect, and protect it from the damage caused by strong winds. Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light.During this time of year we shouldn't worry about minimum temperatures, in fact the the Oak can bear temperatures a few degrees below zero.
Letís fertilize the plants when implanting them, or every 2-3 years, towards the end of the winter or beginning of Autumn. A good quantity of organic fertilizer, such as manure or earthworm humus should be mixed to the soil at the foot of the stem; in this manner we will supply it with a good quantity of nutrients and we will also improve the mixture of the soil.
The Oak grows erect, developing a short stem with a small crown, usually roundish. As they grow, these plants become the size of a tree. This plant in the winter assumes a green colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 10 m high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter.
Letís avoid watering the the Oak excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 4-5 weeks with 1-2 buckets of water . We should pay particular attention to those plants which have been recently placed in shelter; during the years, trees develop a cospicuous radical apparatus, and need watering only if the climate is particularly dry.
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
These trees need a dissolved soil with an optimum drainage.
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.