Bur oak is native to Nebraska. It grows on a wide variety of sites, but grows best on rich, moist bottomlands. Bur oak has a slow to moderate growth rate and is fairly drought tolerant. It is an excellent species to include in wildlife habitat plantings. It is less susceptible to oak wilt than northern red oak and has no serious insect problems. Oaks may have to be protected from deer when young.
Height at 20 Years: 20-26'
Height at Full Maturity: 35-45'
Suggested Spacing Within Rows: 16-22'
Suggested Spacing Between Rows: 16-24'