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The Pin Oak can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Pin Oak falls into the following type(s): Shade Tree
The Pin Oak grows to be 60' to 70' feet in height.
The Pin Oak has a spread of about 25' to 40' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Fast growth rate.
The Pin Oak does well in Full exposure(s).
The Pin Oak grows in Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well Drained, Wet soils.
The Pin Oak has a(n) Pyramidal shape.
The Pin Oak is a very distinctive tree because of its unusual branching habit. Upper branches are upright, middle ones horizontal and its lower limbs slant gracefully towards earth. Widely used as a street and landscape tree.
Pin oak acorns are eaten by wild turkeys, whitetail deer, squirrels and smaller rodents, but are a particularly important food for many ducks.
The name Pin Oak comes from its short, tough branchlets that are located along the branches and limbs. Its native habitat is the moist bottomlands of the central Midwest and middle Atlantic states. First observed scientifically prior to 1770.
Tolerates wet conditions including moderate flooding
This trees leaves have deep sinuses that extend 2/3 or more to the midrib separating 5 (sometimes 7 to 9) lobes. Medium green in summer with copper or red autumn color.
Brown, faded flower color. Not noteworthy.
Fruit is round, 1/2 inch long, nearly round with a thin, saucer-like cup of small, tight scales.
Pyramidal through early maturity, its form turns more oval in older age. Fast-growing, tolerates wet soils, likes full sun. Glossy dark green leaves turn russet, bronze or red. Acorns are important food for a diverse species of wildlife particularly for many ducks. Grows to 60' to 70', with a 25-45' spread. (Zones 4-8)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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