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What is pin oak tree?

Quercus palustris, the pin oak or swamp Spanish oak, is an oak in the red oak section (Quercus sect. Pin oak is one of the most commonly used landscaping oaks in its native range due to its ease of transplant, relatively fast growth, and pollution tolerance. Its distinctive shape is considered unique among hardwoods.

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Also to know is, is a pin oak a good tree?

What makes pin oak an excellent tree for large landscapes is its quick growth, beautiful fall color and winter interest. It also has the ability to provide dense shade, and its shallow fibrous roots make planting a pin oak tree easy. On young trees, the bark is smooth, with a red-gray color.

One may also ask, how do you identify a pin oak? Pin oak has 5 to 9 bristle-tipped lobes with very deep sinuses that extend almost to the midrib. Pin oak fruit is an small acorn 1/2 inch long, round but flat at the cap. The bark of the pin oak is Gray-brown and very tight and thin. Remains smooth for many years but eventually develops thin ridges and furrows.

Also question is, why is it called a pin oak?

The name pin oak comes from its short, tough branchlets located along the branches and limbs. Because of its tolerance for wet conditions, the tree is also known regionally as swamp oak, water oak and swamp Spanish oak.

How do you take care of a pin oak tree?

Prefers moist, rich, well-drained acid soil and full sun. Don't plant in high pH soils. Tolerates wet, clay soils. Moderately tolerant of city conditions.

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