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Fagaceae -- Beech family

    Robert A. McQuilkin

    Pin oak (Quercus palustris), also called swamp oak, water  oak, and swamp Spanish oak, is a fast-growing, moderately large  tree found on bottom lands or moist uplands, often on poorly  drained clay soils. Best development is in the Ohio Valley.

    The wood is hard and heavy and is used in general construction and  for firewood. Pin oak transplants well and is tolerant of the  many stresses of the urban environment, so has become a favored  tree for streets and landscapes.

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Robert A. McQuilkin

Source: Silvics of North America

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