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Author Topic: What type of Oak is this?  (Read 444 times)

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Offline GaTrapper

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What type of Oak is this?
« on: January 13, 2017, 11:15:54 am »
Hey Y'all,

Cut this oak down the other day. It's leaves look similar to white oak during the summer, but the bark and color of the wood is much different. What type of oak do I have here?

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Re: What type of Oak is this?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 06:34:27 pm »
Disclaimer: You are out of my familiar range and identifying wood species from pics is risky science, but here goes.....
if that were in my area I'd guess it as either black jack or a slow growing southern red oak. Twig inspection will easily differentiate between those. There are other possibilities also.

I'd say the leaves did not closely resemble any white oak in that they had tiny points on the end of the lobes rather than  rounded lobes. Both white oak and red oak are large specie groups but the ends of the leaves separate the two groups easily. Pointy = red, rounded =white.

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Re: What type of Oak is this?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 07:35:10 pm »
You said the leaves look kinda like white oak, so I'm going to say something in the post oak side of the white oak family....
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Re: What type of Oak is this?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 04:09:01 pm »
We call it Black Jack Oak.
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Re: What type of Oak is this?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 08:52:54 pm »
It does look like black jack oak.  Quercus marylandica.  A low grade red oak.
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