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What kind of Tree is this

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ajreid, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. ajreid

    ajreid Member

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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

    Capetownkg Member

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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

    Applesister Minister of Fire

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    3 on Red Oak
  4. Fifelaker

    Fifelaker Feeling the Heat

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    +4 on red oak.
  5. Gark

    Gark Minister of Fire

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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

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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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

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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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

    Richie Member

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

    WellSeasoned Guest

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

    Brewmonster Burning Hunk

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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

    JOHN BOY Minister of Fire

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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

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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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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