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.