Oaks: the pin oak tree

Discussion in 'Fagaceae (beeches, oaks, etc.)' started by richquest, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. richquest

    richquest Member

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    Could anyone please help me, i am wondering if the pin oak tree originated in the uk or was it brought over to England and if so where from.
    My son has a project on the Pin oak so any help would really be helpful

    Thanks
    Rich
     
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    The Pin Oak (Quercus palustris) is native to eastern North America. See the Pin Oak Wiki for more general info.

    Simon
     
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    Thanks for your help Simon
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It is occasionally grown in Britain as an ornamental tree. The largest is 28m tall, at Hyde Park in London.

    Because it needs fairly hot summers to grow well, all the largest specimens in Britain are all in the southeast.
     

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