Confirming Pin Oak

Photo of Pin Oak
These Pin Oak (Quercus palustris) acorns are not yet ripe

Upon further investigation, the oak trees at the Plainville Public Library appear to be Pin Oaks (Quercus palustris). The acorns of this species are rather small and have thin, saucer-like caps. If you're unsure about oaks (or other trees) near you, fall is a good time to collect some clues (leaves, twigs with fully formed buds, and fruit) and flip through your field guides.

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