Pin Oak is to be considered a medium sized tree. It contains dangling catkins from the tree during its flowering season, and acorns that take two seasons to develop. During the fall, the leaves turn to a bronze and red color, in which is typical to see during the season on the east coast of the United States. The Pin Oak is a relatively fast growing tree, reaching an average height of between 60 to 72 feet tall. During the winter, it is typical to see juvenile Pin Oaks under 20 retain their leaves, even though they die roughly around Fall. They remain until spring until the new leaves grow and push them off the branches. This tree however thrives best in wet acidic soil, and is best planted in wetland regions of the United States. The Pin Oak in the right conditions will reach about 26 feet in height in the span of 10 years, and are about full grown in about 40 years. These trees are excellent for uses in landscaping, due to its easy transplant, fast growth rate, and its tolerance to pollution. It is perfect for landscaping with use along with other trees and provides excellent shade during the summer. It is perfect for uses in front and back yards to provide cooler environments for anything beneath them. They are also optimal environments for wildlife such as squirrels, birds, and other small animals due to the vast number of branches for nesting, and many number of leaves to provide protection from the elements. As mentioned during Fall, the leaves turn a beautiful bronze color and provide beauty to any environment to which they are in, especially in direct sunlight. It is also worth to mention that for these trees to be pollinated, other Pin Oaks (or Oak trees) should be around so that the tree may be pollinated for it flourish.
Latin Name- Quercus palustris Hardy Planting Zone-3-9 Mature Height- 60-70 ft Width-35-40 ft Sun or Shade- Prefers Full Sun
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