Tree Identification Help - Oak Variety?

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Tree Identification Help - Oak Variety?

Postby PW405 » November 3rd, 2018, 1:53 pm

Greetings members, this is a post I've been meaning to create for a while but it kept slipping my mind. I've wondered what type of tree this is ever since I moved in to this house a few years back.

First, a view of the full tree. I would guess height is roughly 40'-50'. Almost as wide, too.
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Next, bark. Bark is relatively smooth. Estimated tree age is ~50 years. House was built in '62, but your guess is as good as mine as to when it was planted. I would assume it was relatively soon after the house was built.

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Finally, an example of leaves from clipped from the tip of a branch. Paint stirring stick for size reference. Note - the tree does seem to produce acorns, but very few of them. You can see an acorn "cap" (whatever they're called) here.

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Thanks in advance for any input. Let me know if I can provide additional info/pictures.
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Re: Tree Identification Help - Oak Variety?

Postby Marinegrunt » November 3rd, 2018, 7:19 pm

Do a Google search for a Laurel Oak and see what you think.
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Re: Tree Identification Help - Oak Variety?

Postby jimmo » November 28th, 2018, 11:01 pm

I'd say either a Willow Oak or a Laurel Oak given your location and the leaves. I confuse the two.
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Re: Tree Identification Help - Oak Variety?

Postby PW405 » November 30th, 2018, 4:17 pm

Marinegrunt wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 7:19 pm
Do a Google search for a Laurel Oak and see what you think.
jimmo wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 11:01 pm
I'd say either a Willow Oak or a Laurel Oak given your location and the leaves. I confuse the two.
OK Thanks for the suggestions - I'm not 100% positive, but I'm leaning towards the Laurel Oak. Willow oak has quite a few of the same characteristics, but the leaves seem a bit longer in shape.

I swear, this is the last tree in my area to drop leaves in the Fall. Here we are in December - all the pecan trees dropped leaves as soon as frost hit. The ol' Oak out front has JUST started to have some tips turn yellow. How fitting - a procrastinating tree to go along with the procrastinating home owner.

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