QUERCUS VELUTINA – OAK, BLACK
The tree is often found on well-drained slopes and in dry sandy soil on ridges. Not used in landscaping.
Existing trees are often left near new homes and other buildings in new developments. Roots damaged by construction equipment decay quickly. This can leave the plant with few supporting roots in the years following construction despite a green canopy. The tree could fall over as a result. In addition, branches that are suddenly exposed to unlimited light when nearby trees are removed begin to grow rapidly. As a result, they could become too long and break. Keep them shortened with reduction cuts to help prevent breakage.
Wood weighs about 61 pounds per cubic foot. Oak wood is considered ring porous to semi-ring porous.