i think its an oak but im not sure what kind thank you
Could be a hickory.
still sideways pic ..
and i see brown leaves also...
if hickory.. look for thin long wisps.. which are part of the compound leaves ...
I'm kind of leaning towards hickory too, maybe Pignut (Carya glabra) with that tight, smooth ridged, web-like bark pattern. Look for some more evidences. For hickories: look at twig buds (post a picture), compound leaves and nut shells.
Looks like young hickory bark, but just a guess without proper things to look at for an ID.
Agree w/the others -- looks like hickory.
It seems too deeply furrowed to me to be hickory bark, but who knows. It's such a bad angle.
Ken has the right idea. Look at the leaves.
How about a picture of the dead leaves on the ground under the tree? I know they're partially decayed by now, but at least it's a clue.
Bark looks most like mockernut hickory or a young black walnut to me.