When to sow oak saplings

Carol O\’Malley asked 13 years ago

Hi, I have three oak saplings growing in a single pot. I sowed them as acorns 2 years ago and they are now very tall (tallest is about 4 foot) with lots of big leaves but they are quite slender.I was wondering when to plant them out – I am in a very open area and it can get quite windy. Should I risk it or split them into seperate pots and leave them for another while ? Thanks

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
When the leaves fall off, take the trees out of the pot and separate them as carefully as possible. Plant them and keept hem free of grass or weeds for about five years, by which time they will be tall and shade out the competition. Do not plant within fifteen metres of a house because they will grow too big in future.