Philly Tree Map

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Pin Oak
Quercus palustris
Distinguishing Features: Deep narrow and pointed lobes, small acorns
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: 75 feet tall, pyramidal shape when young, oval to gumdrop-shape when older
  • Leaf: Alternate leaf arrangement, leaves with shaply-pointed lobes, 5 to 7 lobes, each with terminal bristles, 3 to 6 inches long leaves,matures to a shiny, dark green colour, turn deep red in fall.
  • Flower: Insignificant monoecious yellowish-green flowers in separate male and female catkins
  • Bark: Smooth bark on medium-sized branches, main trunk with shallow ridges and furrows, color is gray brown
  • Fruit or Seed: Fruits are rounded acorns (to 1/2 inch long), with shallow, saucer-shaped acorn cups that barely cover the acorn base
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Pin Oak
Quercus palustris leaf
Pin Oak
Quercus palustris fruit