Pin oak/ slow grower

Discussion in 'Nurseries and Growers' started by Dandan111, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Dandan111

    Dandan111 LawnSite Member
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    I have a pin oak that's maybe 25 ft tall. My buddy told me it's a pin oak and I agree.
    He's a pretty knowledgeable guy . He was guessing it at about 75 years old? I have read
    That the pin oak is a fast grower? This looks like a slow grower to me ? It's a pretty tree
    And seems happy and heathy to me. Acorns are on the ground.
    I will let it live its life but is this a slow grower or what? The trunk is maybe 5 inches around.
     
  2. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    The pin oak I planted at my last house grew at least 3 to 5’ per year. It got big fast. Got a pic?
     
  3. Dandan111

    Dandan111 LawnSite Member
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    Not a pretty shot, I was trying to get you close enough to see the leaves.

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  4. hort101

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    Are the tips of the leaves round?
     
  5. Dandan111

    Dandan111 LawnSite Member
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    Iv read that the oak will slow down and mature slower. Are we at the slowing down phase? The land was cleared a few years ago for our new home. This was the only tree I saved on the frontage. It just seemed wrong to take it down.
     
  6. Dandan111

    Dandan111 LawnSite Member
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    Here are a few

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  7. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's probably a white oakThumbs Up
    They grow slower wood is stronger
    Nice trees less messy then red oaks:)
     
  8. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    Pin oak limbs grow downward.
     
  9. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    That’s not a pin oak
     
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  10. Dandan111

    Dandan111 LawnSite Member
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    Really? What is it?
     

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