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Pin Oak

Quercus palustris

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.126 W94 52.980

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Leaves alternate, simple, 3 to 6 inches long and deeply lobed

Native Locale:
Massachusetts to Delaware, west to Wisconsin and Arkansas

Mature Height:
60 to 70 feet

Mature Width:
25 to 40 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 8

Soil Preference:
Prefers moist, rich, acid, well drained soil

Growth Habit:
Strongly pyramidal, usually with a central leader; the lower branches pendulous, the middle horizontal, and the upper upright; in old age the tree assumes an oval-pyramidal form and loses many of the lower branches

Rate of Growth:
One of the fastest growing oaks

Disease and Insect:
Galls, iron chlorosis

Landscape Value:

Additional Notes:

  • Is distinguishable from other oaks by its downward angled lower branches. Acorns are small and striped with dark lines. Favorite food of waterfowl along river borders, Widely planted.


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