Dincher & Dincher Tree Surgeons

Featured Tree

Featured Tree

Pin Oak - Quercus palustris

Avery popular species widely used on streets, parks, and natural areas. This is a native species, thriving in wetland and riparian areas throughout Pennsylvania. The tree requires an acid soil and can also tolerate drier sites as well. The main problem with Pin Oak is the amount of maintenance pruning required. Young trees should be trained to form a central leader. Lower branched tend to point downward causing clearance problems as street trees, or even for lawn mowing. The lower branches need to be removed regularly to achieve a desired height. At maturity the crown opens up to a tall wide canopy with heights in excess of 100 feet and a spread slightly less. Dead wood removal is an ongoing maintenance task. Dead branches can be quite large creating hazards when they fall. The fall color is a good orange to rust color. Young trees will hold dead leaves until the following spring. This is a very good canopy tree for a park or wetland area. Overall this tree is worth the investment due to the durability and canopy benefits.