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Sawtooth oak ?
« on: September 10, 2018, 11:14:53 PM »
My dads having a tree cut down soon. A tree company today told him the tree is a sawtooth oak tree. Iíve never heard of it. Do you guys mill them? What are the boards good for? Iíve thought about keeping the logs and having them milled but I canít find much information about that type of oak. 
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Re: Sawtooth oak ?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 04:11:17 AM »
It's a type of White Oak, originally from China but now naturalised in some parts of the US. 

Can't see much about the lumber online, but if you have a good log, I'd say treat it like White Oak. The wood has a tendency to split, probably if dried too fast, like other White Oak species. Maybe quarter saw, and dry it slow?

Wikipedia suggests using it for fence boards, where it should be durable, and a few splits wont matter. 
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Re: Sawtooth oak ?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 07:20:15 AM »
ahh,

thank you. I was told it was part of the red oak family. It is decent size. I'll take a closer look at it when its cut down and decide if I want to deal with it or not. 
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Re: Sawtooth oak ?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 07:30:52 AM »
The leaves have bristle like teeth.  This puts it into the red oak group.  Heavy acorn producer and was planted as a wildlife food source.
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Re: Sawtooth oak ?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 09:42:11 AM »
There are many, many varieties of oaks, of which most species are red oak, there are only a few white oak species.  A good way to tell a red oak from a white oak, is that the tip of the leaf on a red oak will have a little point/bristle on it.  White oaks have rounded leaf tips
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