Pin Oak (Quercus palustri), or the swamp Spanish oak, is an oak in the red oak section (Quercus sect. Lobatae). Pin oak is one of the most commonly used landscaping oaks in its native range due to its ease of transplant, relatively fast growth, and pollution tolerance. Its distinctive shape is considered unique among hardwoods. The Pin Oak can grow up to 100 feet tall and its pin-like, diminutive spur branches that occur on larger branches give it its name.

If Trees Could Sing…

Click here to see Reba McEntire talk about one of her favorite trees. Video courtesy of The Nature Conservancy and Reba McEntire.

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Photos taken at Old Town June 2022.