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Old 01-04-2020, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Just realized I never posted a pic of them in winter.
Funny how 1 keeps its leaves and the other sheds them. Wish both just sheds them.

Pretty with a little snow on them.
I love all those comparison pictures!
And the winter one is nice to see, too!
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:59 PM
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Amazing seeing the growth of these trees! I love pin oaks.
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Old 01-12-2020, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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That winter scene looks like there's a river but I know it's really your street. So pretty !
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:43 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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Love this thread. Planted 10 pin oak seedlings last spring for erosion control. Not going to prune since they're in a remote spot. Curious to see what they'll look like without pruning.

Fast growth was the main reason for choosing them.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:08 AM
 
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I was happy to see this thread too. I have a blank slate that I'm going to build and need large trees and shrubs to anchor each area. I'll look more into the Pin Oak.


Do you have a lot of seedlings sprouting underneath that you need to pull each year?
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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They are lovely... and I'm having to make a decision of what largish tree to replace my maple in front that is about to be removed (it's having significant probs) and was considering these. After reading this article, it probably wouldn't work for me in my location but you apparently have the perfect storm of conditions for them!
This is a really interesting little tidbit about pin oaks (geared to an Alabamian but still good info). If you have a high ph apparently the pin oak is not for you. They also change shape a bit as they age.
They are a beauty tho!
https://www.al.com/good-things-growi...e_pin_oak.html
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Nice trees. Pin oaks are a good choice for urban/suburban landscaping because they do grow faster than other oaks.

Before planting these and even a little after I thought all oaks took forever to grow. I was amazed after a few years. Now the dilemma is how high and how much do I want that "bump" on the lawn around the base.

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I love all those comparison pictures!
And the winter one is nice to see, too!
Thanks! Yeah, not sure why I forgot to post winter photos. Snow tomorrow so I'll try to remember to do another one.


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Love this thread. Planted 10 pin oak seedlings last spring for erosion control. Not going to prune since they're in a remote spot. Curious to see what they'll look like without pruning.

Fast growth was the main reason for choosing them.

Cool!! Nice not to worry about pruning. Seems like no matter how high you prune, those lower branches just wanna touch you after some time. I'll be curious how yours does.

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I was happy to see this thread too. I have a blank slate that I'm going to build and need large trees and shrubs to anchor each area. I'll look more into the Pin Oak.

Do you have a lot of seedlings sprouting underneath that you need to pull each year?

Thanks. I have grass underneath so they have no chance. Probably why I haven't noticed anything. Squirrels do LOVE these trees too. I do have seedlings coming up here and there and even in my pots sometimes.


Also, the extra acorns that fall I just leave to breakdown in the lawn.

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They are lovely... and I'm having to make a decision of what largish tree to replace my maple in front that is about to be removed (it's having significant probs) and was considering these. After reading this article, it probably wouldn't work for me in my location but you apparently have the perfect storm of conditions for them!
This is a really interesting little tidbit about pin oaks (geared to an Alabamian but still good info). If you have a high ph apparently the pin oak is not for you. They also change shape a bit as they age.
They are a beauty tho!
https://www.al.com/good-things-growi...e_pin_oak.html

Thanks! I'll take a look at that later. Don't agree with the ph comment. I add lime to the lawn once a year, the lawn wouldn't look as good if it was low in ph. I have neutral-high ph soil. You made me curious what is the number under the trees now. Maybe in the spring.

Also.... I never once fed these trees. No idea how they're doing so well.
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Old Today, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Couple of pics from yesterday January 30, 2020.







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