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Help identifying an oak
« on: December 11, 2017, 08:35:43 AM »
Hello.

I was hoping someone could tell me what kind of Oak this is.  I have several of these trees, and this one has recently fallen.  It has large bark that would easily flake off even on a live tree.  I would like to saw up the sawable portion, and split the rest for firewood.  I was hoping this type of oak would be resistant to rot, but I haven't a clue how to id oak trees.
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Re: Help identifying an oak
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 09:11:33 AM »
white oak

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Re: Help identifying an oak
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 09:28:03 AM »
So, from what I've read on here, white oak is fairly rot resistant correct? 

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Re: Help identifying an oak
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 10:06:53 AM »
Yes the rot resistance it good as long as it is not in ground contact. Around here people use it for fence boards to keep horses in, mine have been up for about 10 years without any treatment. Oddly enough the 4x4 pressure treated posts are rotting out from both the top and bottom. When the boards do rot out its time for the horses to find a new home, they are the worst lawn mowes ever.
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Re: Help identifying an oak
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 09:48:35 PM »
I agree, white oak.
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