Willow Oak Fall Color

markyscott

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Today I posted a progression on this Willow oak, Quercus phellos, to my website. It's quite a specimen. Regrowing/redeveloping the lowest right branch, ramification and leaf reduction should really kick in next year. Five years in training.
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Really great oak, Zach. And nice progression on your website. Thanks for sharing.

Scott
 

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Nice oak! I only have evergreen oaks but would like to get a deciduous variety at some point.
 

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Forgot to add that the basal trunk diameter is 4" and it stands about 16" tall.
Hi Zach. Have you done much grafting on oaks? I performed a couple of approach grafts on a southern live oak - they took clean and in just a few months. I found it easier than grafting a trident.

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This was right before I separated it. The funny thing was that I'd hoped for a bud there for years before I finally gave up and grafted. That spring the branch to the right sprouted. Jealous, I guess.

Scott
 

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That is awesome, Scott. Given that the trunk is all barky, I would've thought it'd be real hard to make it work. I haven't done many grafts through the years. I usually do thread-grafting when I do. But it's nice to know that oaks take well.

Zach
 
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