The favorite Pin Oak of Joseph in Summer 2015


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My tree is called a pin oak. Its scientific name is Quercus palustris. The leaves look very pointy. The bark is a brownish black. I have many of these trees. They are on the left side of my house. These trees block sunlight and keep my house cool. One of the reasons people like this tree so much is that It can tolerate many kinds of soil such as moist, rich, acidic, loamy, sandy and more. The reason why I like this tree is because of the colors and shapes on the tree. The leaves look pointy almost like a weapon. But they are soft and wouldn't hurt a feather. The bark looks like scales of a lizard or a snake. The trunk itself is small and not that big but it goes very high up. Our trees help us. They help us with many things such as the air quality that we breathe everyday. They also help with the temperature of our house like if it was negative five with wind the trees could block the wind and make it positive five. They prevent flooding too by taking in the water that is on the ground. They also save you money but cutting down on how much electricity we use.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 3352

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 81

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 478

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 90



  1. The favorite Pin Oak of Joseph in Summer 2015