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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Missouri Frontier, Jul 29, 2013.
red oak family. i think its a shingle oak. 4 inch long straight leaves. no scalloped edge.
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Edit, didn't see the text. Shiny, oval leaves? Small acorns? Just based on your leaf description, yeah probably Shingle.
Much like our pin oak. No matter, it is oak and it is great firewood.
Yeah shiny long oval drak green. Small acorns. For purposes of btu calculation would you call it equal to northern red oak?
Yep, all pretty similar....Red, Black, Pin, Shingle.
Thanks woody and Dennis. Between shingle oak and shagbark hickory that covers about 75% of the timber on my wood lot. I'm going to need help identifying the rest. I'm glad you guys are around.
Nice looking wood and nice scenery.
Thanks Mitch. That bass pond was a huge selling point for me buying this place. Along with all the hardwood timber! The family is willingly living in a small, old, crappy 2 bedroom trailer while we build the house. Bless them, they gave up the 4 bedroom 3 bath suburban comfort to help me follow my dream. Fingers crossed it will be done by November. It's a pretty hard go right now but, I think it will be worth it to live in the forest with a bass pond. A family that, understand it or not, let's you do it is a blessing.
Nice woods to be "stuck with." It appears that Shingle Oak was dead? Have you got any other types of Hickory....Pignut, maybe? You've probably got Red Mulberry and White Ash, too.
I suggest getting the book; It helped me a lot. Disclaimer: This is the only book I've used but I'm sure there are other good ones as well...
A lot of people would be surprised at how rough they could live and still get by OK. And once they start to experience the simple pleasures of country living, like not having to go in the house to pee, they'll forget all about the suburbs.
Thanks for the book suggestion woody. I'll pick that up. There are a few smooth bark hickories and scalloped leaved oaks I havent identified. The rest are hedge and honey locust sycamore and cottonwood. I have tried looking for ash and haven't found them. Not saying they aren't here. I wouldn't know a mulberry if I saw it. Yes that shingle oak was almost dead. It was termite infested at the base.