Pin or Red. . . which is the best Oak?
I was considering planting an oak at my lakehouse in Michigan this spring and I wanted to pick all your brains as to which one I should. The growing zone is 5b/6a, and the soil is slightly acidic. I know that white oaks and burr oaks are very nice trees, however I would like a faster growing oak, where it might make it to 30 feet tall in 20 years. I know that both Red Oaks and Pin Oaks are two of the faster growing oaks, with space not being an issue, any thoughts/opinions on which one I should plant? Does either one do better planted in rows or in a group of three or four? Thanks Jeff