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Oak Seedling?

Posted by ghostlyvision 8b/9a (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 24, 13 at 14:42

I found this sprouting up in a potato vine bed, is it an oak seedling? If yes, any clue what kind of oak? If someone says a red variety that does well in SE Texas I may kiss the screen, but I'd be satisfied with anything except a live or post oak. ;)

Hope it's not just a weed.

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Thanks much for your thoughts.


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RE: Oak Seedling?

its in the red oak family but I cannot pinpoint the exact species you can rule out post or live since those are white oaks....


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Woohoo, thanks greenthumbzsdude! kisskiss :D


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I agree with thumbz. Too early to know species ID for certain but definitely a red oak of some sort. The bristles on the leaf tips give it away.

Don't forget, I have a blackgum seedling or two with your name on them this fall ;) - I will also have some quercus alba and coccinea two year olds you can have it you want them.

Disclaimer - rabbits have eaten half of my blackgum inventory, all of my baby maples and a couple oaks. Hopefully there are a few left by the fall.

John


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Neat-o Jon, I'll bookmark this thread and add pics as it grows and see if we can figure out which it is.

Goodness, I almost forgot about the blackgum, I'll send you a mail with my address near the end of the summer, I'd love to give that tree a try. I have two that have to go once smaller trees are able to provide some shade so I'm nurserying for whatever likes it here and think they want to take over for the bad tree (tallow) and live oak (too close to the house).

Thanks again Jon. :) Sorry about the rabbit damage, we have squirrels that keep us on our toes. :(


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http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/pages/compare-oaks.htm


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Man, the harder I look at those pics the less convinced I am that there are bristles on the leaf tips...


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i think resin told me years ago.. 3 to 5 years.. if not more.. before a seedling will start showing a mature ID'able leaf form ...

we can all guess... but until such.. its only guessing ....

though apparently we can drive jon doe insane trying.. lol ..

ken


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LOL I'll be patient until it reveals its true self, Hopefully its true colors will be red oak. ;)

Thanks for the link SJ, I'll check it out.


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  • Posted by jqpublic 7b/8a Wake County NC (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 27, 13 at 0:40

Nuttall Oak?


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Overcup oak leaves can superficially resemble a red oak at times.


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