Volunteer tree help

toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)September 10, 2013

This popped up where I removed some Sumac. Leaves do not look like my Shingle oak or my neighbor's pin oak which I think are the two most likely parents.

The possibilities expand to include a couple wood lines if we go out a hundred yards though.

What do you think I have?

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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

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    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 9:54AM
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I wouldn't rule out pin oak just yet. Juvenile foliage on oaks is variable.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 9:58AM
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beng(z6 western MD)

My oaks have different leaf-shapes on the same tree.

Doubt if it's shingle oak, tho. Looks like a vigorous pin oak.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 11:35AM
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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

Probably a pin. However as others have said, young oaks have variable foliage that doesn't always look like the mature tree. Usually by about the third or fourth season they're easier to identify IMHO.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 2:02PM
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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

Well isn't that interesting.

Is fall color variable with youth also in oaks? I really should diversify now, I have three Quercus family trees already but volunteers are free experiments...

.....if I can guess its desireability.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 2:30PM
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Oaks will readily hybridize in nature. It may be a combination of both the oaks you have.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 5:23PM
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