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Volunteer tree help

Posted by toronado3800 Z6 St. Louis (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 10, 13 at 9:53

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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I wouldn't rule out pin oak just yet. Juvenile foliage on oaks is variable.

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  • Posted by beng z6 western MD (My Page) on
    Wed, Sep 11, 13 at 11:35

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Oaks will readily hybridize in nature. It may be a combination of both the oaks you have.

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