Faster growing with red, copper, bronze fall foliage. A superior alternative to the once ubiquitous Pin Oak. Shumard Oak does not exhibit the chlorotic foliage in higher pH soils like the Northern Red Oak. Arborists recommend this tree for its form and tolerances. Missouri Botanical Garden: "Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions including wet soils." Arbor Day Foundation: "The small acorns from this tree are a favorite of deer and squirrels and also enjoyed by several species of birds and mammals." Features: wildlife, fall color. Full sun. Wet soil tolerant.