Standing Dead I am Gonna Say Scarlett Oak

Foragefarmer Posted By Foragefarmer, Feb 13, 2013 at 7:41 AM

  1. Foragefarmer

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    Been working on a Red Oak, I am thinking Scarlett. But I could be wrong. Been dead at least two years.
    It is in the back part of the farm and a marked it for cutting down this year. So I finally got to it. About 24" at the base.

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    Gotta love it when they split themselves.

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  2. Wood Duck

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    Around here that would be among the largest Scarlet Oaks. I am not skilled at identifying Scarlet Oaks so I can't say if that is one or not, but I think I see some Scarlet Oak leaves on the ground.
     
  3. TimJ

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  4. Thistle

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    Looks good.
     
  5. wingsfan

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    Nice.
     
  6. Ralphie Boy

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    :eek:Free heat, whatever it is! Nice rounds. As soon as it stops snowing I'm going after the white oak the neighbor gave me. Snow today, 54 degrees and sunny tomorrow! Ahhh.. late winter in the Ohio Valley, ain't nothing like it!
     
  7. bogydave

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    It's gonna make a nice stack of BTUs,
    Red or Scarlett ;)
     
  8. Foragefarmer

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    It has the wide flaring base I associate with the scarlet oak. You can kind of see it in the photo. Easily 4-5' at ground level. I had to cut it about 3' up.
     
  9. Woody Stover

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    Yeah, I see some with pointy lobes, then some others with rounded lobes...they look like Post Oak. Bark certainly looks like it could be in the Red Oak group. I've not seen any Scarlet here yet, either.
     

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