Bur Oak question
Lost my beloved 50 year old Arizona Ash yesterday morning. The trunk split in half, so now we're going to have to remove the entire tree. We've talked about replacing it with a Bur oak, but have no experience with this tree. Does it have a spreading canopy, or does it grow mainly straight up? I'd rather have wide than tall. Also I've heard they are slow to get established but then after a few years are one of the faster growing oaks. Any opinion on how long it would take to get a 20 - 30 ft tree? Any suggestions for something other than a Bur oak? We have deep alkaline soil and are on the south side of San Antonio. Thanks!