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

It's officially fall
and it's the best time to plant a tree!

We're busy out in the nursery with all of recent acorn collections, but more importantly we're transplanting trees into larger containers! Over winter, the saplings will expand their roots and get ready for next year.


Cooler weather means a great time to plant!

Over the fall months and throughout the winter, trees will be growing. You may not see it until the next year's Spring flush, but trees are expanding their root systems. Without leaves to support, they can concentrate on pushing their roots deeper, creating larger trees that can withstand Summer's more harsh temperatures.

What is the best type of native tree for your area?

Give us a call and we'll be glad to discuss what is best suited for your environment.

Can trees grow several feet in one year?

Yes, but it depends on the tree. A Lacey Oak can grow quickly, adding several feet in one year. The Montery White Oak (also called the Mexican White Oak) can grow even faster. The Bur Oak on the other hand tends to grow more slowly and can add only a foot a year. Live Oaks are another fast growing tree.

Pine trees can (depending on the variety) be faster growing trees.

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 Papershell Pinyon). On our collection trips last fall we saw several really nice examples in the Texas Hill Country.



Call 520-220-0951 to discuss tree availability!



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 : Netleaf Oak (Quercus rugosa).

The Mexican Blue Oak is a unique tree native to Arizona and Texas. The leaves are strong a dark blue color and have an unusual shape. The tree is very drought tolerant. When new leaves appear on the plant they are a wonderful light pink color. Typically, throughout the winter the tree is evergreen, however during the last severe 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 native Vasey Oak has a sharp pointed leaf and tiny acorns. The tree typically grows in very dry conditions to a height of around 10 feet. If you're looking for a great SMALL oak tree, consider purchasing the Vasey.