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An individual instance of Quercus palustris (pin oak)
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In the northwest part of Magnolia Lawn, you can find the largest pin oak in the arboretum. With its diameter of 114 cm (44 in.), height of 28 m (90 ft.), and crown spread of 23 m (84 ft.) it can't quite beat out the larger oaks in any of the three categories. Nevertheless, its good showing in all three categories allows it to crack the "top ten" list for largest oaks on campus.

Pin oak is fairly easily recognized by its leaves. They typically have relatively few narrow lobes that stick straight out from the centerline of the leaf. In the wild, pin oaks are usually found on wet bottomland forests. However, they are very tolerant of conditions in cities, so they are widely planted as street trees.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 1-625.

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Quercus palustris


sec. 1993

common name: pin oak
family: Fagaceae
Identified 2014-08-27 by Steven J. Baskauf


Magnolia Lawn, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
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Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general 1993 =

Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds., 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Association, New York, NY, US and Oxford, UK.

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