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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2009, 05:49:50 AM »
I merged Qweaver's thread into this thread.


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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2013, 04:21:54 PM »
You southren boys should know this one.

 

 
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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2013, 06:37:41 PM »
Southern Red Oak??  Doesn't it come in a five lobed leaf variety as well?
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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2013, 07:54:12 PM »
It's a ruler! ;D
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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2013, 08:50:31 PM »
 ;D :D
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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2013, 08:59:04 PM »
I will defer to some other southern or even northern boys  ;D.
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Re: Indentifying Hardwoods, uses and properties
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2013, 11:00:19 AM »
I'll defer to doctorb, since he answered correctly. :)
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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2013, 11:44:09 AM »
The good doctor has southern genes in there some where. 8)
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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2013, 12:23:39 PM »
Yep, that leaf looks curiously similar to a turkey oak leaf, but the long petiole gives it away!
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« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2013, 12:30:53 PM »
Those little details.  ;D :D

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« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2013, 05:34:53 PM »
Yep, that leaf looks curiously similar to a turkey oak leaf, but the long petiole gives it away!

1.  That's the first "tree" question I've ever answered correctly here.  Even a blind squirrell finds an acorn...

2.  But now I've got to research both the turkey oak and the petiole, as I haven't a clue about either.

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« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2013, 05:41:46 PM »
Ah, doc, we will have you enrolled in forestry classes before long.  Then it will be corks, tin pants, plaid shirts, and a double  smiley_chop bit ax on your shoulder.
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« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2013, 05:55:17 PM »
I'm thinking Doc's looking forward to a trip to his camp about now. ;D

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« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2013, 07:58:17 PM »
I hate to be a dissenter, but I believe that it is what was once thought to be a variety of southern red oak, cherrybark oak.  The base does not have that "bell shaped" roundness that is typical of southern red oak.  The Doc still takes the cake, though  :D.
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« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2013, 08:33:44 PM »
We'll stamp'er red oak, good enough. :D

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« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2013, 08:36:44 PM »
You must be a lumper  :D.
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« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2013, 08:46:42 PM »
A lump er a bump on a log. Maybe even a  knothole. :D

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« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2013, 10:33:17 PM »
I hate to be a dissenter, but I believe that it is what was once thought to be a variety of southern red oak, cherrybark oak.  The base does not have that "bell shaped" roundness that is typical of southern red oak.  The Doc still takes the cake, though  :D.

Well, I do not mind being corrected, but, if it was once thought to be cherrybark oak, what's it thought to be now? ;D
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« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2013, 07:17:45 AM »
Back when I was in school, Cherrybark oak was considered a variety of Southern Red oak.  A while back, it was accorded species status.  The distinctions between the two are very very small. 
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« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2013, 09:32:29 PM »
You may be right, Danny, but that shape is not atypical of southern red oak in my experience. A three-lobed leaf is, however, atypical of cherrybark oak, at least from what I have seen. Not unheard of, but not typical. Which is why I think it's southern red.
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