Pin Oak

Quercus palustris

Before modern fasteners, pin oak wood was used to join, or “pin” construction timbers together, and so it was named. This a strong, upright shade tree commonly planted in DC.

Size and Light Requirements

Pin oaks grow somewhat slowly and under most conditions will reach 40 feet in height in 40 to 50 years. This tree does best in full sun.

Plant This Tree

This tree is available through our residential planting program, RiverSmart Homes. You can also get up to $100 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.

Find Another Tree

All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.

Photo Credits

H.C. Williams, Siebrand, dodshe, Sten Porse, homeredwardprice