If you’re looking for beautiful, wooded oak tree land in North Florida, you’re not alone. Property with beautiful oaks is extremely popular – and who wouldn’t want to live beneath the beautiful canopy or use this fertile land for a timberland tract?
Types of Oak Trees Native to North Florida
North Florida is prime growing ground for several types of oak trees. While the types of trees on your property may not matter much if you’re simply looking for a beautifully wooded copse to build your next home, it does matter if you intend to set up a timberland tract.
Black Oak (Quercus velutina)
Reaching as high as 85 feet, black oaks can have trunk diameters between 3 and 4 feet.
Bluejack Oak (Quercus marilandica)
Small but strong, blackjack oaks typically don’t grow higher than 50 feet; usually, they’re between 20 and 30 feet when they’re growing in North Florida.
Bluff Oak (Quercus austrina)
Bluff oaks are typically found on riverside bluffs in rich, moist soils. It produces oval-shaped acorns unlike most other acorns you’ll see in our North Florida timberlands.
Chapman Oak (Quercus chapmanii)
Chapman oak trees can grow up to 50 feet high and have diameters of more than 12 inches, they don’t usually get that large in Florida.
Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)
Chinkapin oak trees are not usually found on the coastal plains, but inland, they’re very good at reaching heights between 60 and 80 feet with 36-inch diameters.
Laurel Oak (Quercus laurifolia)
Typically growing up to 60 feet, laurel oaks are usually very thick – they generally have trunk diameters of 3 to 4 feet.
Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)
Live oak trees tend to grow to heights of 40 to 50 feet. Their massive trunk diameters – sometimes reaching 48 inches across – make them ideal for timber. Because they retain their leaves until after the following year’s leaves appear, they’re considered “evergreen.”
Myrtle Oak (Quercus myrtifolia)
Myrtle oak trees are common along seashores, where they rarely grow over 35 feet with a trunk diameter of 4 to 8 inches.
Overcup Oak (Quercus lyata)
Some overcup oaks can grow to heights of 100 feet, but in Florida, they’re typically much shorter.
Post Oak (Quercus stellata)
Post oak trees can grow up to 50 feet high, but they’re typically more squat when they grow in Florida; they do best on dry, sandy soils and on rocky slopes, although they also appear in rich bottomlands.
Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii)
Large and beautiful, Shumard oaks can reach up to 125 feet in height. It does best in deep, rich bottomlands near streams and on riverbanks.
Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)
Southern red oak trees can grow as tall as 70 to 80 feet, and they typically have trunk diameters of 2 to 3 feet. They’re exceptionally well-suited to dry, infertile soil.
Swamp Chestnut Oak (Quercus michauxii)
Growing up to 80 feet, the swamp chestnut oak grows well in moist, bottomland soils that are periodically flooded in North Florida.
Turkey Oak (Quercus laevis)
Turkey oak trees are rather small, growing to reach 30 to 40 feet with thin trunk diameters.
Water Oak (Quercus nigra)
Water oak trees are tall but slim, reaching 50 to 70 feet with a typical diameter of 2 to 3 feet.
White Oak (Quercus alba)
White oaks, which are ideal for timber, typically grow between 60 and 70 feet in height.
Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)
Some of the largest oaks in the state, willow oaks can reach between 80 and 130 feet when fully mature. Trunks are generally between 3 and 6 feet thick, and they do well on rich, moist bottomlands along swamps or near streams.
Are You Looking for Wooded Oak Tree Land in North Florida?
You can learn more about Florida’s native oak trees from the University of Florida if you’re interested.
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