Pin Oak Characteristics
Pin Oak are widely planted medium to large deciduous trees. They are characterized by gray fissured bark and lobed foliage. The leaves have up to 5 lobes that are sharply pointed. These ornamental trees are most showy in the fall when the leaves turn red. The acorns are very attractive to wildlife such as squirrels.
Pin Oak are hardy trees that are less vulnerable to disease than other varieties of oak tree. Chlorosis is common in basic soils and can be deadly. Insect visitors include but are not limited to nut weevils, caterpillars, and borers.