Oak identification

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Re: Oak identification

Unread postby JoeRE » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:41 am

BCam wrote:
I thought pin oaks were in the red family with pointed lobes?

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Correct, I misspoke...pin oaks have pointed lobes and burr oaks have rounded lobes. Around here both are less liked by deer than common red and white oaks.


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Re: Oak identification

Unread postby Southern Man » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:46 am

JoeRE wrote:
BCam wrote:
I thought pin oaks were in the red family with pointed lobes?

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Correct, I misspoke...pin oaks have pointed lobes and burr oaks have rounded lobes. Around here both are less liked by deer than common red and white oaks.


Burr Oak... is that the same as a post oak?

LOL slang names always get me confused.....
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Re: Oak identification

Unread postby seeds » Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:29 am

Kidd wrote:White oak leaves have rounded lobes or ends and red oak leaves have pointed lobes. That's the easiest way I have found to tell the two apart

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Ditto.

Also,since oaks of one species tend to grow in the same be[=general area -and oak leaves don't rot as fast as many other species - I look at the fallen leaves.

Bark can be helpful,so can general growth habit...But comparing different white and red oak species from different parts of the country can be misleading.
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Re: Oak identification

Unread postby BCam » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:24 am

JoeRE wrote:
BCam wrote:
I thought pin oaks were in the red family with pointed lobes?

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Correct, I misspoke...pin oaks have pointed lobes and burr oaks have rounded lobes. Around here both are less liked by deer than common red and white oaks.


Gotcha. I see that too but sometimes those other types of whites are in the right spot in the right cover trumping an actual white oak during shooting hours. Imo

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