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Estimated Height at Pickup: 4-5’, 3 gal

Fast growing for an oak, pin oaks also have small acorns and so are a good choice for an oak with a minimal ‘mess’. Young trees tolerate part shade, but grow faster in full sun.

Pollination: 2+ individuals needed.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Loam, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam

Height: 50’-90’

Width: 40’-60’

Bloom Color: -

Bloom Time: Apr

Fruit: Acorns are small and mature in the fall of their second year.

Fall Color: Yellow, Red, Brown

Root Type: Branching

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Like other oaks it hosts a wide variety of insects including multiple hairstreak butterflies, multiple duskywing skippers, dozens of moth species including the cecropia, treehoppers, leafhoppers, wasps, and beetles. Acorns are eaten by many animals including turkey, blue jays, bobwhite, woodpeckers, nuthatches, squirrels, and deer. Mature trees provide valuable habitat for cavity nesters and insect eating birds.

Notes: Tolerates winter and early spring flooding. Bears nuts in 15-20 years and lives 100-150 years. Very similar to black oak- think of pin oak as black oak’s wet soil alter ego.

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