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Pin Oak

Pin oak

Pin oak

Pin oak   
Quercus palustris

Pin oak prefers deep, moist, rich soils such as those in bottomlands and the borders of swamps. Wood from pin oak takes special handling because of its tendency to split.  Its acorn is quite round, about a half-inch in diameter, light brown with a thin, scaly, saucer-shaped cup. The trunk is covered with smooth, light gray-brown bark.

Pin oak leaves are divided into 5 to 7 lobes by wide, deep sinuses that are rounded at the bottom. The lobes are toothed and sharply pointed. Leaves turn red or scarlet in fall.


Location Points C.B.H. Height Crown
12 Courtney Rd., Wilmington 287 157 100 120
701 Delaware Ave., Wilmington 1 264 151 88 100
Dover Air Force Base, Dover 245 126 105 57
Brandywine Cemetery