Tree Identification Help - Oak Variety?

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Tree Identification Help - Oak Variety?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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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Re: Tree Identification Help - Oak Variety?

Post by Green » December 18th, 2018, 6:52 pm

PW405 wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 4:17 pm
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.
I thought those Oaks with the pointed leaves (grown in places that don't get as cold in the Winter) never totally drop all their leaves. Do they turn colors before dropping?


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Re: Tree Identification Help - Oak Variety?

Post by PW405 » December 30th, 2018, 12:58 pm

Green wrote:
December 18th, 2018, 6:52 pm

I thought those Oaks with the pointed leaves (grown in places that don't get as cold in the Winter) never totally drop all their leaves. Do they turn colors before dropping?
They have a fairly minimal change in color. Green to yellowish, and possibly a little brown when they drop. It will eventually drop all leaves... however it still has about 30% of the leaves as of today. Thus far, winter hasn't been too cold here. I think the lowest temp we've seen is about ~20° I'll try to post some pictures later if I can remember.

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Re: Tree Identification Help - Oak Variety?

Post by Green » January 1st, 2019, 9:46 pm

PW405 wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 12:58 pm
It will eventually drop all leaves... however it still has about 30% of the leaves as of today. Thus far, winter hasn't been too cold here. I think the lowest temp we've seen is about ~20° I'll try to post some pictures later if I can remember.
So it's not a type of Live Oak, I guess...?

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