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430 The Book of Woodcraft Pin Oak or Swamp Oak (Quercus palustris) Fifty to 70 or even 120 feet high, in swampy land. Wood hard, coarse-grained, very strong and tough. Will not stand exposure next to ground. A cubic foot weighs 34 lbs. Its acorns take two seasons to ripen. Leaves 4 to 6 inches long. In moist woods and along swamp edges Mass. to Iowa and Ark. Beech {Fagus grandifolia) In all North America there is but one species of beech. It is a noble forest tree, 70 to 80, and occasionally 120 feet