Quercus palustris (pin oak)

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Notes

Key Characteristics

  • Small leaves with wide-spreading, narrow, horizontal lobes and very deeply cut, U-shaped sinuses
  • Acorn cup thin and shallow, enclosing only 1/4 of the nut, scales appressed; nut very small, nearly spherical, like a small red oak acorn
  • Lower live branches drooping and dead lower branches persistent
  • Occurs in flat, seasonally wet areas, riverbottoms, shade intolerant, low oxygen tolerant, and the least fire resistant of the oaks

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