What kind of Tree is this

ajreid Posted By ajreid, Aug 22, 2013 at 3:18 PM

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  1. ajreid

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    Here is whats strange, it had these kind of leaves on top of the tree.

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    These kind of leaves at he base.

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    Here are the splits.

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    I was thinking red oak by the leaves on the top, but the leaves on the lower part of the tree were more rounded. This tree was half dead. looked like lightning may have hit it by the looks of the bark down one side.
     
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  2. Capetownkg

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    i second your red oak thinking. did it split easily? not stringy? Have a odor to it?
     
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  3. Applesister

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  5. Gark

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    Good stuff. Remember to let it dry in the stacks for about .......... two decades or so...LOL
     
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  6. Woody Stover

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    Black Oak would be my guess, virtually the same as Red, but there are some others in that group that are similar, like Scarlet Oak, so unless I saw the bark on different parts of the trunk and more leaves in person, Black is just a guess.

    Split, stack and forget about it for a couple of years. ==c
     
  7. Backwoods Savage

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    Definitely red oak, The reason for the different look in the leaf is from that lightning strike and that the tree was half dead.
     
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  8. Richie

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    That oak will be great for your grandchildren:)
     
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  9. WellSeasoned

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    Lightning takes a year off seasoning. Should be good in 2 years! ;)
     
  10. Brewmonster

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    Black oak, Q. velutina.
    Leaves have fewer lobes than red oak and are very shiny on top. Yellow inner bark is diagnostic.
    Most oaks have leaves that vary on the same tree, depending on sun vs. shade.
    As firewood, all those pointy-leaved oaks are alike.
     
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  11. JOHN BOY

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    Looks like a black oak to me as well but ,anyways its oak ..burns great ! Split and stack A.S.A.P 2 yrs dry time 3 yrs primo;)
     
  12. ajreid

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    Thanks for all the replies. Stacking tomorrow.
     
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  13. ScotO

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    I'm thinking black oak too.....either way, great stuff in three years....

    now GET STACKIN'!
     
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  14. Wood Duck

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    I also say Black Oak. The leaves in the first picture appear rather thick and shiny, which is characteristic of Black Oak. Red Oak leaves are thinner and less shiny. Like Brewmonster says, the orange inner bark is diagnostic for Black Oak.
     
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