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Old 11-04-2019, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Looks like you need to keep trimming, get your canopy to be around 16-18’ from the ground. Very nice though. My family planted 2200 oaks, black walnut, ash and cypress on our farm in 1988.

2200??!! NICE!! Wish I could plant more. Black Walnut, Ash, Cedar, Hickory, and Cherry would be on my list.


Yeah, I don't want to do too much yet just. I'm at 8-10 feet above ground right now. Each year the lowest branch droops so I prune them. In person these things are amazing..


Here's a view from my roof 2 weeks ago before we had 2 storms ruin the colors.


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Old 11-07-2019, 11:51 AM
 
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2200??!! NICE!! Wish I could plant more. Black Walnut, Ash, Cedar, Hickory, and Cherry would be on my list.


Yeah, I don't want to do too much yet just. I'm at 8-10 feet above ground right now. Each year the lowest branch droops so I prune them. In person these things are amazing..


Here's a view from my roof 2 weeks ago before we had 2 storms ruin the colors.

Yes, they were just seedlings, 50 in a bag. Almost 1/2 of them died from the severe drought we had that summer. We replanted about 1500 over the next two years. They are beautiful (most). We really need to thin them out more but life gets in the way haha.
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Old 11-24-2019, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I just planted two pin oak seedlings in my side yard about a month ago. Assuming they survive, I hope they do as well as the OP's trees.
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Old 11-25-2019, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I just planted two pin oak seedlings in my side yard about a month ago. Assuming they survive, I hope they do as well as the OP's trees.
Nice! They are beautiful and grow faster then a usual Oak. The Pyramid shape and color makes neighbors stop and stare at the beauty. The only thing I don't like is how the lower branches droop down year after year. Even if the lower branch is 20 feet high, that branch will keep growing and droop closer to the ground eventually..


I read a comment somewhere that you know its a pin oak when you walk underneath it and it takes your hat. lol
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I planted them toward the back of the lot. So, if I don't keep them trimmed up, it shouldn't cause any problems.
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:42 PM
 
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funny, i was just researching these over the weekend with an eye toward planting them at my new house. i'm convinced.

btw - is there an easy way to distinguish pin oaks from scarlet oaks?
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:46 PM
 
Location: IN
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I am planting one in my yard next year, Pin Oak trees are fairly storm resistant compared to most trees. I am somewhat concerned about oak wilt, though:

https://www.gardenguides.com/99042-p...-diseases.html
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Old Today, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I planted them toward the back of the lot. So, if I don't keep them trimmed up, it shouldn't cause any problems.
Keep us posted. Curious how they do. One thing I wished I did was set up a time lapse camera on them. Take a picture once a day for past 10 yrs. That would of been interesting to see!

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funny, i was just researching these over the weekend with an eye toward planting them at my new house. i'm convinced.

btw - is there an easy way to distinguish pin oaks from scarlet oaks?
Not familiar with Scarlet. I assume the shape of the tree would be different? The Pyramid of the Pin.


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I am planting one in my yard next year, Pin Oak trees are fairly storm resistant compared to most trees. I am somewhat concerned about oak wilt, though:
When we had a microburst June 30, 2019, I watched the Pin Oak bend but sling right back to position and not even a stick fell off while other trees were shedding.

I was trying to make sticks for kindling by hand and was amazed at the flexibility of it. Just didn't want to snap and break.

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