Pin Oak

Quercus palustris Münchh. – Fagaceae – beech family

The pin oak is an uncommon street tree in Albion, although it is commonly planted in yards.

Pin oak belongs to the red and black oak group of species.  Members of this group have short, needle-like projections from the lobes of the leaves.  The lower surfaces of pin oak leaves have tufts of hairs concentrated at the junctions of the midvein and major diverging veins.  The branches of pin oak trees tend to be parallel to the ground.