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  Water Oak (Pin Oak)  
Common Name: Water Oak (Pin Oak)
Latin Name: Quercus nigra
Tree Size: Large
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Rapid
Water Needs: Moist
Tolerances: Partial to heavy shade, poorly drained sites
Attributes: Texas native, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Dark green bell-shaped leaves form a dense canopy.
Comments: This common native does best on well drained, moist sites.
Problems: Fruit drop; not drought tolerant. Decay can be a problem in older trees.
Firewise: Yes
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