* Leaves deeply lobed, with
sharply pointed lobes, with tufts of hair in veins on leaf undersides,
* End buds small, hairless, and sharp.
* Acorn cups brownish, hairless, often striped, shallow, saucerlike,
3/8-5/8" in diameter.
* Lower branches point downward.
* Height: 70-80'.
* Habitat: Moist woods and bottomlands, also dry uplands; the pin oak
is adapted to fire.
* Range: Massachusetts south to North Carolina and west to Iowa and Oklahoma.
* Pin oak received its name from the numerous slender, pin-like branchlets
and spurs protruding from the main trunk. The high number of branches
makes for extremely knotted wood that is not often used for lumber.
* Pin oak is a valuable street tree because it tolerates city
fumes and droughts.