I have an interesting project going. I was visiting the 911 Memorial site in NYC last fall. There are MANY swamp oaks planted on the grounds and in the footprint of where the twin towers stood. The acorns were plentiful while I was there so I picked up a handful with the idea to grow my very own liberty tree from the 911 site. I went online, learned how to get the acorn to sprout. SUCCESS! I have 3 swamp oaks in 6 in pots. They are about a foot tall with anywhere from 3 to 6 leaves. Very healthy looking leaves, but very skinny twig-like stems. I have a grow light on them for abour 8 hours a day. My question is what's next? I want to plant them outsie in the spring. I've read a lot already about how to go about it, but lots of different opinions, and none for a swamp oak going in the gound in Connecticut. Any suggestions? What month? Soil prep? watering schedule?
TY - Steve