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Looking for a large, sturdy, evergreen shade tree? The Live Oak, Quercus virginiana, can grow to a height of 80 feet and have a canopy spread up to 120 feet wide. Live oaks have small, roundish, evergreen leaves that grow on massive horizontal limbs. The trunk can grow up to six feet in diameter. In summer, small, one-inch acorns grow in clusters of one to five fruits, and are excellent to eat and also provides food for wildlife.
The key to the longevity of the Live Oak is to give it the best start by planting it in the right space. It will need to be incorporated into a large landscape to allow it room to grow.
One of the most famous live oaks in Texas is The Big Tree at Goose Island State Park near Rockport. It was declared a State Champion Tree in 1966 and even though other trees have surpassed it in the rankings since, the tree’s size stats as provided by Texas Parks & Wildlife are impressive:
Trunk circumference = 35+ ft
Average trunk diameter = 11+ ft
Crown spread = 89 ft
Height = 44 ft
Live Oak trees are very tough and hardy. Once established, they are drought tolerant and tend to hold up better than most tree species in storms and high winds. Precise pruning over their lifespan adds to their already impressive longevity. Visit this site at Texas Forest Service for more specifics.