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asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th February, 2020

How long do silky oak trees live?

100 years

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Similarly, you may ask, how do you kill a silky oak tree?

Herbicides and growth regulator chemicals, such as amitrole, dicamba, imazapyr, metsulfuron, picloram, triclopyr are used to kill oak trees. Herbicide compounds such as glyphosate are effective for killing oaks late in the growing season. However, these chemicals pose a risk to other plants in your landscape.

Also Know, is Silky Oak a hardwood or softwood? Southern Silky Oak is a fast growing native to the eastern coastal region of Australia. Silky Oak has a density of 590 kg/m³ when dried and a Janka hardness of 3.9 kN, so is fairly soft and light for a hardwood. It is often used for cabinets and dressers and is available as a veneer or solid lumber.

Accordingly, how fast does silky oak grow?

Growth rates are reasonable suggesting that sawlogs could be grown in about 30 years on most farm sites. On the negative side, Silky Oak is prone to wind damage, severe frosts and has chemicals in the leaves and the wood that can cause allergic reactions in some people.

Are Silky Oaks deciduous?

Equally attractive is the foliage of olive-green, fern-like leaves, to 12 in. in length (30 cm), silvery underneath. Frost hardy to 16°F (-8°C), although it becomes semi-deciduous under those conditions, Silky Oak is often grown as an annual for the beauty of its foliage. Grows up to 75 ft.

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