Willow Oak tree Care

How To Properly Care For Your Willow Oaks

Willow oaks are majestic, beautiful trees that need to be preserved and cared for. There are many people that ruin their wonderful trees because the simply don’t know how to take proper care of them. Here at Prairieville Tree Service, we know exactly what your tree needs, right when it needs it most. We have experts that have been working with trees for years and represent generations of experience. Here, we will answer a few of the most common questions when it comes to caring for your willow oaks.


 How often should I water my willow oaks, if at all?

Willow oaks definitely need water in their early years, but as time goes on the generally need less water from outside sources. That being said, it really depends on what type of climate you live in. As for Prairieville, Louisiana, the climate is humid and wet, not to mention how low ground holds water very easily. This usually makes water very accessible to willow trees, and so you don’t have to water them as much. We would recommend a little water every now and then when the tree is small and just starting to grow.

 Are willow oaks evergreen?

Willow trees are not evergreen, they are actually deciduous. This means that around autumn its leaves start turning yellow, and eventually fall off. It’s amazing to watch these trees change with the seasons.

 How long do willow oaks live?

Willow oak trees have a long, resilient lifespan of  70-100 years. If you have professionals look over and check often for diseases, then your tree has a significantly larger chance of living to 100 years old, but trees often die prematurely because of diseases.

 How often should I get my willow oak checked?

It’s recommended that you at least get your willow oak checked once every 1 to 1.5 years. It’s important to get your tree checked if you want to keep your tree looking beautiful and healthy.

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