Searching for sawtooth oak trees for sale? The sawtooth oak (scientific name quercus acutissima) is a species of oak originating in Asia. It is native to Korea, Japan, China and Tibet, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam but has become naturalized in parts of the United States! Unfortunately, it has become problematic as an invasive foreign species in Wisconsin. It has been planted throughout Europe but cannot has not naturalized there. This oak is desirable due to it’s nice medium size and interesting appearance. It makes an excellent feature for any yard or landscape. The sawtooth oak and hundreds of other species of landscaping trees are for sale at G&S Trees!
Sawtooth oaks can grow up to 90 feet tall with trunks about a foot in diameter. These trees are deciduous so the leaves change and fall off in late autumn. The leaves are about 8 by 2 inches with up to 20 “sawtooth” protrusions on either side, hence the name of the species. This tree flowers catkins at maturity which help the tree to wind-pollinate. Catkins are woolly, silverfish buds that house seeds small enough to ride on the wind to neighboring plants. The sawtooth oak’s acorns look similar to those most Americans are used to seeing except, instead of a cap, they have small crowns of mossy bristles. The acorns are enjoyed by squirrels and jays but are typically more bitter than other oak acorns. The sap produced by this tree attracts stag beetles, butterflies and Japanese giant hornets! In fact, this tree was chosen and planted through North America specifically as food for wildlife to keep up individual populations of certain birds and insects.
Animals enjoy the sawtooth oak for it’s abundant and delicious natural products, but us humans mainly enjoy the tree for the shade and beauty it adds to any landscape. This tree and many other landscaping trees are for sale at Appalachian Farms through G&S Trees.