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Author Topic: Northern Pin Oak, Quercus ellipsoidalis  (Read 295 times)

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Northern Pin Oak, Quercus ellipsoidalis
« on: November 20, 2019, 11:22:38 AM »
I am thinking about planting some northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis) in some gaps in a young (4yr) red pine planting that I have.

This is in southern Saskatchewan and this oak is not native here, we only have bur oak. I can get seed from Minnesota. I tried Q. rubra a few years ago but it has not done well, although it may be a seed source issue. I am a bit of a tree geek and like experimenting.

What can people who are in the area where northern pin oak grows tell me about the tree and its uses. Does it get to be a decent size? Is it logged and cut into lumber, etc. Sites, soils, conditions, growth rates, etc. I always like first hand knowledge and experience.

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Re: Northern Pin Oak, Quercus ellipsoidalis
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 11:56:25 PM »
I live in a sand plain area with a lot of pine, and northern pin oak grows here as a glorified shrub. Poor form and doesn't get very large, but I like it as something different and a wildlife tree.
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Re: Northern Pin Oak, Quercus ellipsoidalis
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 09:34:04 AM »
Strictly from the book, and no first hand knowledge, but:  Minor species, or sub species, that appears to be in the northern states, similar to regular pin oak..  Seems barbender has the best answer.
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