Planting For advice about planting and caring for your live oak tree please select the following link to open a PDF file: Planting and Care PDF Link
The live oaks distributed by FOLO should not be pruned until they are well-established in the ground, i.e. not until a couple of years after planting. Live oaks respond well to pruning during the dormant season, when oak trees have shed some of their older leaves and are waiting for spring to develop new growth. Prune in the mid to late winter, up through early spring. You may prune the tree once each year, but dead limbs may be removed at any time. Mature live oaks may not need annual pruning. The following is a Virginia Tech (VT) Agricultural Extension bulletin containing basic pruning information: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/430/430-455/430-455_pdf.pdf. Additional pubs in the VT pruning series are available containing more information. They can be found at this web site: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/ by clicking on "Trees, Shrubs, and Groundcovers".