Oaks of the Wild West

Call: 520.220.0951

 
Texas Live Oak

Looking for an Native Tree?

Doesn't matter if you are East Coast, or West Coast, we ship throughout the U.S.

If you are traveling in the area, be sure and arrange a time to visit one of our nursery locations.

We recently shipped to a North Carolina Arboretum to 'fill in' their collection of Native Oak Trees.

Native Tree and Plant Resource

Visitors come from around the state and the nation, including:
  • Tombstone AZ,
  • Douglas AZ,
  • Sierra Vista AZ,
  • Bisbee AZ,
  • Hereford AZ,
  • Huachuca City AZ,
  • Palominas AZ,
  • Warren AZ,
  • Sonoita AZ,
  • Nicksville AZ,
  • Sunnyside AZ,
  • Patagonia AZ,
  • Canelo AZ,
  • Sunizona AZ,
  • McNeal AZ,
  • Double Adobe AZ,
  • Dragoon AZ,
  • Sahuarita AZ,
  • Nogales AZ,
  • Benson AZ,
  • Wilcox AZ,
  • Tucson AZ,
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Chandler, AZ
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Yuma, AZ
  • Silver City, NM
  • Deming, NM
  • Las Cruces, NM
  • Lordsburg, NM

Welcome to Oaks of the Wild West

Summer monsoons have started in Arizona
while Central Texas is hot and dry!

Italian Stone Pines
Several Italian Stone Pines

Looking for a native Pine tree?

Arizona has a wide variety of native Pine trees which also grow in different locations throughout the country. Texas also has a nice assortment of native Pine trees too!

Some of the common Arizona Pine trees are: Allepo Pine (Pinus halepensis), Apache Pine (Pinus engelmannii), Chihuahua Pine (Pinus leiophylla var. chihuahuana), Cluster Pine (Pinus pinaster), Colter Pine (Pinus coulteri), Concolor Fir (Abies concolor), Elderica Pine (Pinus elderica), Mexican Pinyon Pine (Pinus cembroides), Singleleaf Pinyon (Pinus monophylla) and Southwestern White Pine (Pinus stroboformis).

In Texas the native Central Texas pine tree is a Remote Pinyon (also called the Papershell Pinyon). On our collection trips last fall we saw several really nice examples in the Texas Hill Country.




Texas Redbud

Texas Redbud

A really nice plant to add to your garden is the Texas Redbud. You've probably seen them a lot! And there's a reason. They make colorful blooming trees in the Spring, have wonderful shaped leaves and are extremely drought tolertant! Great qualities for a Texas Native Tree!

Call 520-220-0951 to discuss tree availability!


Is Summer the best time to plant your tree?

For the Western US region, a great time to plant trees is during and after the rainy season, typically July, August and September. Because our trees have an established root base, they will respond well to these monsoon rains. Don't forgot typical watering required to get an Oak tree established once the rains have stopped.

Clients in Colorado, New Mexico and East Coast have also planted in late fall, early winter and after ensuring regular watering (either by rainfall or supplemental watering) have had great results.

Texas is a very diversion state with many regions

We have had great results planting starting September throughout the winter months. Diggin a hole for a new tree doesn't' sound like fun in December, but the cooler months allow trees to develop a better root system before leafing out. And you get the benefit the following Spring when you see new growth!

Remember newly planted trees will require a deep watering once a week until it is established if you don't get supplemental rain.


Native Tree Nursery

Our nursery specializes in collecting a wide variety of Oak species.

We have two nursery locations, with the primary one located in Southeastern Arizona.

We can help you make the right selection of Native Trees for your area, from California to Virginia and in-between.

We carry a limited amount of other Oak tree species as well : (a) Ajo Oak and (b) Netleaf Oak (Quercus rugosa).

The Mexican Blue Oak is a unique native tree to Arizona and Texas. The leaves are strongly a dark blue color and have an unusual shape. They are very drought tolerant. When new leaves appear on the plant they are a wonderful light pink color. Typically, during the winter, the tree is an evergreen; however during the last cold winter with temperatures down to 3 degrees, the leaves were affected, but the plants survived.

In the mountains in Arizona. We collect our acorns at about 5,500 feet. Our nursery located outside of Sierra Vista is at 4,400 feet and the Silver Leaf grows well here. The Silver Leak Oak also grows in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.

The unique native Texas Vasey Oak has a sharp pointed leaf and very small acorns. The tree typically grows in very dry conditions, and a typical tree that we have seen is about 10 to 15 tall.