Monterrey Oak Tree
Monterrey Oaks are fairly fast growing as far as oaks go. The bark is rough and the leaves are oblong with medium sized acorns. Monterrey oaks can almost be considered a Texas native tree, but there is only a small population of them growing natively in the Laredo area. They’re most often found growing natively in Mexico. But plants thrive in Texas and are becoming a favored oak amongst landscapers.
So, if you’re looking for a beautiful large oak to provide shade on your home, grow quickly and not succumb to oak wilt, a Monterrey Oak just might be the perfect solution! Fall and winter is an excellent time to plant new trees in Texas, so don’t wait until spring. If you have a Live Oak or Red Oak on your property, and are concerned about oak wilt, fall is also an excellent time for preventative treatment.