Valley oak just going through a phase

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 0:44 AM

The photo of the tree you sent shows me a very youthful valley oak (Quercus lobata) in excellent health with normal branching patterns. Youthful trees are tall and gangly with slightly bending pole-like growth during the first ten to thirty years of their lives.

Valley oak just going through a phase

Experts tackle readers’ garden questions.

The photo of the tree you sent shows me a very youthful valley oak (Quercus lobata) in excellent health with normal branching patterns.

Youthful trees are tall and gangly with slightly bending pole-like growth during the first ten to thirty years of their lives. As the tree grows and matures, the top will straighten up and the branches will grow outward.

Fortunately, it's unlikely that the tree was topped. Topping seriously injures trees, disfigures them and forces the growth of many vigorous upright shoots that are weakly attached.

Properly trained trees are easier to support and generally will live longer than untrained trees. Key points to training are to:

Delete broken, diseased, dying or dead branches.

Choose a central upright leader.

Choose the lowest permanent (or scaffold) branch. This department is the lowest department that'll stay on the tree through its life and is determined by the utilize and location of the tree. For example, the lowest permanent department over a sidewalk might be eight feet up, while over a Str it might be fourteen feet.

Hold some temporary branches below the lowest permanent branch.

You can memorise more about tree care with a series of cards available from the UC Cooperative Extension. To order the series of seven cards, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope (with seventy-one cents postage) to: UC Cooperative Extension, Tree Cards, four thousand one hundred forty-five Department Middle Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827.

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