Oak, Pin

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Quercus palustris


Native to:
Eastern and central United States from Connecticut west to eastern Kansas, and south to Georgia, west to eastern Oklahoma and Kansas, and extreme south of Ontario, Canada

Mature Height and Width:
50-70 feet by 40-60 feet

Additional Notes:
The fastest growing oak native to Illinois, massive individuals are often only tens of years old and seldom live past seventy years before becoming structurally unstable.  Still, pin oak has the ability to tolerate poorly drained urban soils and, with its characteristically symmetrical growth in open conditions, this species is a mainstay of cultured parks, campuses, and residential landscapes.