Pin Oak, Quercus palustris
Pin Oak Tree is tolerant
The Pin Oak Seedling when it grows to maturity is an excellent shade tree that can almost completely block out the sun. Its wide spreading canopy could be just the ticket on a sweltering summer day. It can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and wet conditions don't faze it even to the extent of mild flooding. It is noted for the bold strokes of beauty it adds to autumn colors. Vivid scarlet and bronze colors make the Pin Oak a favorite for the crispness and coolness of fall. It also produces acorns that give forest creatures a good meal and the interesting pattern of its branches are especially nice in winter and the glories of fresh snow.
The Pin Oak Tree is gorgeous standing alone, alongside a road or next to a building.Its triangular shape looks as if its directing our gaze upward to the sky. The leaves are a solid green in the summer, and turn a smokey, auburn red in the fall. It is tall in stature and can reach up to seventy foot tall. It looks as if it possesses a spunky spirit of tenacity as it points upwards. Its branches are thick and heavy and its glossy dark green foliage provides excellent shade. As it grows older in age, it becomes less pyramidal and more oval in shape. Pin Oak Trees Provide Shade and Live over 200 Years
The Pin Oak Tree is incredibly tolerant to moist, swampy soils
It is perhaps the best oak to plant in an area which experiences frequent rain or annual flooding. Its emerald leaves go a deep bronze in fall, making it a beautiful sight to behold. The Pin Oak is one of the smaller oak trees.So the next time the sun is beating down into the backyard, and there is no shade to be found, do not retreat into the house. Instead, evaluate the surroundings and make a plan to customize them to the desired conditions. Pin oak trees are the perfect way to provide shade while enhancing the beauty inherent in nature. They are a great compliment to any existing flowers and shrubbery, in addition to other commonly utilized outdoor treatments, such as walkways or fences. Kick back and relax comfortably in the shade!