Pin Oak: A Gift of Love from Mother – Tree Growth Record

Soey's Tree Sophia standing next to the tree that my mother bought in her honor.

Soey’s Tree
Sophia standing next to the tree that my mother bought in her honor.

This tree was a gift from my mother in honor of her youngest great-granddaughter (my granddaughter) Sophia. It was planted August 2013. My mother, like myself, loves all kinds of trees and enjoys a variety of them for visual interest. She also loves her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and regularly seeks gifts that she can bestow on her loved ones that will remain long after she is gone. It is her way of reminding us that she loved us and will always love us even after she is no longer there to tell us herself. This is definitely the message that my heart hears loud and clear with no mistake. 🙂

Pin Oak Tree Planted August 2013 (side yard)

Pin Oak Tree Planted August 2013
6 ft 8 in (side yard)

Information about Pin Oak Trees

The pin oak is a fast growing deciduous shade tree with glossy dark green leaves. In the fall the leaves turn to a brownish red color and the tree retains most of it’s leaves into and through the winter. It can grow up to 3 ft per growing season and reach the height of 70 to 100 ft tall. Its canopy can spread nearly as wide as its height. It likes moist to swampy ground and prefers full sun but can tolerate shade as long as its not full shade. The soil should be at least slightly acidic to make this tree happy.

Pin Oak May 2016 Replacement for Sophia's tree that was eaten by Millie the Mule.

Pin Oak May 2016 Replacement for Sophia’s tree that was eaten by Millie the Mule.

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