The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of our Most Essential
There are 91 native species of Oak trees in North America - and this book will amaze you by revealing the enormous contribution they make to every kind of insect, bird and animal life and the diversity of your garden, even in an urban area. Hundreds of moths, butterflies and insects depend on oaks to lay their eggs - and so do the birds that feed their chicks with the caterpillars.
Though oaks can live for hundreds of years, they grow fastest from newly planted acorns and you can have a 20 ft. oak in a dozen years. Douglas Tallamy will guide you as to the best species for you to grow in your area.