The seed is dropped from a planter, five or six seeds in a single line, at regular intervals i o to 1 2 in.
A narrow deep furrow is usually run immediately in advance of the planter, to break up the soil under the seed.
Before the Civil War each planter would have his own ginhouse.
The comparatively rapid growth of the tree is its great recommendation to the planter; it is best raised from acorns sown on the spot, as they are very bitter and little liable to the attacks of vermin; the tree sends down a long tap-root, which should be curtailed by cutting or early transplanting, if the young trees are to be removed.
In Britain the evergreen oak is quite hardy in ordinary winters, and is useful to the ornamental planter from its capacity for resisting the sea gales; but it generally remains of small size.