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MSU Heritage Tree - Pin Oak

MSU Heritage Tree - Pin Oak

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Product Description

This tree was grown from seeds of a pin oak found on the MSU Campus. The original tree dates back prior to 1855 during the Civil War era. It can still be found near Campus Oval, East. 

Michigan State University's Heritage Tree Program identifies any tree that was established on campus prior to the founding of the Agriculture College of the State of Michigan in 1855. Additionally, all trees donated and/or planted by a historically significant person, or any tree that has other historical significance to a specific campus feature or program are considered MSU Heritage Trees.

Due to restrictions these trees are only able to be shipped to, or planted in the following states:

Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Road Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Due to these items being cared for offsite, please allow for 2 days additional handling time for shipment. In addition, due to environmental conditions and impacts, trees are only available for shipping at the following times: early April through mid-May and mid-October through Thanksgiving. Local pick ups are encouraged. If you would like to view an example of these trees please contact us and we can arrange a viewing. Please contact the MSU Surplus Store with questions or concerns.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

  • Common Name: Pin Oak
  • Botanical Name: Quercus palustris
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-8
  • Type: Shade Tree
  • Mature Size: 60-70' Height / 25-40' Spread
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Soil: Acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well-drained, wet, and clay soils


MSU Surplus Store Sales Disclaimer

All items are offered for sale on an as-is basis with no warranty or guarantee. All sales are final, and there are no returns. We employ due diligence to ensure accurate item descriptions are placed online and the MSU Surplus Store staff are available to answer questions with regards to condition and/or contents prior to purchase. Please Contact Us with any questions regarding item condition or contents of the listing.

Local Pickup & Freight Shipping

Due to the size and weight of the item it is only available for local pickup or customer arranged freight.

There is no charge for local pickup. The buyer is responsible for the arrangement and payment of all related shipping and handling charges unless otherwise noted in the item description.

For freight shipping on larger/heavier items, palletizing, crating, shrink wrapping and banding services are available for a fee.

Standard Shipping

Buyer is responsible for paying all related shipping and handling charges unless otherwise noted in the item description. Shipping costs are determined at checkout by zip code and by shipping method chosen. A nominal handling charge is included to cover the cost of packaging materials. If the buyer provides a PO Box, items are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Special shipping arrangements such as companies not listed, local pickup and freight services may be available upon request.

MSU Surplus Store ( www.msusurplusstore.com) ships to U.S. addresses only.

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