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What kind of leaf is this?
« on: October 20, 2009, 09:42:01 AM »



No thats not bigfoot.  ;)  Its me taking a picture of my shadow holding a leaf.  Fell from the tree holding my shadow.

What is it?



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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 10:50:42 AM »
First blush, chinkapin oak ?
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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009, 11:06:24 AM »
Its oak,not sure which one.
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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 01:00:58 PM »
I'm a guessin' it's a Swamp Chestnut Oak.
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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 04:24:49 PM »
That's a Notsweetgum tree if I ever seen one! ;D
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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 04:39:34 PM »
The color of the leaf looks like black oak, but the shape is not correct. :-\
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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2009, 05:01:53 PM »
Guess 1: chinquapin oak (Quercus mulhenbergii)
Guess 2: swamp chestnut oak (Quercus michauxii)
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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2009, 08:29:52 PM »
Given your location in Meridian, MS, it is swamp chestnut oak like Mr. Tom said  ;D.  Nice shadow, by the way  :D.
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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2009, 09:06:19 PM »

Thanks for the help.
I'm a guessin' it's a Swamp Chestnut Oak.

I think your right. I appreciate everyone verifying this for me.  Here is more evidence.
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This tree has some huge acorns. I am going to try planting some.  If I don't pick some acorns up first thing in the morning the deer and squirrels get them.  It was full of acorns and most have fallen yet very few are on the ground.
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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009, 09:15:33 PM »
Those acorns need to be planted right away.

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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2009, 09:22:21 PM »
Great info.  Thanks again.

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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2009, 09:46:13 PM »
Another common name for this tree is Cow Oak since the cows love those huge acorns.  If one of those (acorns, no, not a cow!) fell from the tree and hit you on the head, it would make a knot for sure! 

We Southerners are blessed with a whack of oaks, but none have acorns like the good old Cow Oak.
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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2009, 10:12:30 PM »
Thanks WDH, never heard it called that.  My cows aren't on low land where the tree is located.

To me it seems  like these trees hang out with the water oaks on low ground. Except I see alot of water oaks on high ground.  No cow oaks on high ground.

Them cow oaks make a fellas shadow look big too, kinda like a circus mirror :D
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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2009, 10:28:38 PM »
Shadow or not, that is a good sized cow oak. 

Somewhere I have a picture of the Georgia State Champion Cow Oak that Dodgy Loner and I found one New Year's day if y'all would like to see it.
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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2009, 10:42:08 PM »
Can't speak for everyone......but I would love to see it.
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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2009, 08:28:52 AM »
It is about 6 feet in diameter and 132 feet tall. 

 



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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2009, 08:50:18 AM »
WOW!  Thats impressive.

How old do you figure that tree ?
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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2009, 08:35:22 PM »
Maybe 80 years old.
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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2009, 08:50:57 PM »
Really, only 80.  Not sure why I figured older. 

So does that make swamp chestnut oaks relatively fast growing for the oak family?

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Re: What kind of leaf is this?
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2009, 09:01:51 PM »
Yes, they can grow fast on a good site.  The area where this tree was found was last logged about 60 years ago and this tree was one of the few larger trees that was left.  So, it had a real advantage over the other trees.  They are about 60 years old now, but there are a few really big trees scattered out over the bottom.  The champion shumard oak was in this same bottom, but it blew over in a storm about 2 years ago.  The champion southern shagbark hickory is also here. 
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