The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service



Author Topic: Identifying Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)  (Read 16187 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Dodgy Loner

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 3141
  • Age: 38
  • Location: Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Gender: Male
  • It's an anagram for "dendrology" and in no way a reflection of my personality
    • Share Post
    • My Blog: A Riving Home
Re: Identifying Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2007, 09:30:51 PM »
I would guess scarlet oak, for the reasons WDH listed, but a shot of the lower portion of the trunk would be more helpful.  Those are some excellent pics that Lanier_Lurker posted!
"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey." -John Ruskin

Any idiot can write a woodworking blog. Here's mine.

Online WDH

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 32222
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Perry, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • April 1998 - August 2008
    • Share Post
    • hamsleyhardwood.com
Re: Identifying Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2007, 11:52:18 PM »
Maybe we can convince Lanier_lurker to be Scgargoyle's picture posting mentor since I bet he has a bunch more pics of trees he wants to post :D.
Woodmizer LT40HDD35, John Deere 2155, Kubota M5-111, Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln, and a passion for all things with leafs, twigs, and bark.  hamsleyhardwood.com

Offline OneWithWood

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5680
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Unionville, IN
  • Gender: Male
  • I am happy!
    • Share Post
Re: Identifying Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2007, 11:14:13 AM »
I am going with scarlet due to the lesser contrast between streaks and bark and the fact that most of the scarlet I have seen tends to have bumps and swells that my reds do not have. 
The scarlet is the only one of the two to grow horizontaly like that one in the pic  :D
One With Wood
LT40HDG25, Woodmizer DH4000 Kiln

Offline Dodgy Loner

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 3141
  • Age: 38
  • Location: Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Gender: Male
  • It's an anagram for "dendrology" and in no way a reflection of my personality
    • Share Post
    • My Blog: A Riving Home
Re: Identifying Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2007, 12:55:56 PM »
OneWithWood is right, all the northern reds I've seen grow straight up! :D
"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey." -John Ruskin

Any idiot can write a woodworking blog. Here's mine.

Online WDH

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 32222
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Perry, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • April 1998 - August 2008
    • Share Post
    • hamsleyhardwood.com
Re: Identifying Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2007, 06:29:51 PM »
OWW,

Now that is funny :D.  Gives a whole new twist on phototrophism ::).
Woodmizer LT40HDD35, John Deere 2155, Kubota M5-111, Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln, and a passion for all things with leafs, twigs, and bark.  hamsleyhardwood.com

Offline scgargoyle

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1025
  • Age: 68
  • Location: South Carolina
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Identifying Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2007, 06:37:07 PM »
That's the only good shot I have of that tree. I was standing, so you're probably seeing from maybe 10' and up. From the leaf pics, I was prepared to call it scarlet, but I'll have to wait for NRO leaf pics to be sure. And with at least 5 varieties of oak on my land, there's no guaranteeing which leaves go with which trees. They seem to be mostly on the top of an 1100' knoll, with other species further down the hill, if that helps. Hopefully, when I go back up there in July, I'll be able to gather more data. It's hard to know what to pay attention to when ya don't know nothin'!
I hope my ship comes in before the dock rots!

Online WDH

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 32222
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Perry, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • April 1998 - August 2008
    • Share Post
    • hamsleyhardwood.com
Re: Identifying Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2007, 09:49:36 PM »
SC,

I am willing to bet that you have more than 5 oak species.  On my property I have:

Southern red oak
Water oak
Black oak
Willow oak
Scarlet oak
White oak
Scarlet oak
Blackjack oak
Durand oak (not rare, but not common either)
Post oak
Cherrybark oak
Northern red oak (a small one)
Woodmizer LT40HDD35, John Deere 2155, Kubota M5-111, Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln, and a passion for all things with leafs, twigs, and bark.  hamsleyhardwood.com

Offline Dodgy Loner

  • Forester
  • *
  • Posts: 3141
  • Age: 38
  • Location: Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Gender: Male
  • It's an anagram for "dendrology" and in no way a reflection of my personality
    • Share Post
    • My Blog: A Riving Home
Re: Identifying Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2007, 12:27:25 AM »
We've got 20 acres and I've only found 6 oaks on it:  water, willow, southern red, cherrybark, white and post oaks.  If we had a little more elevational change, I'd expect to see a couple more.  At our previous home in south Georgia (24 acres), we had water, laurel, running, dwarf, bluejack, blackjack, turkey, southern red, cherrybark, and sand post oak, not to mention a slew of interesting hybrids.
"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey." -John Ruskin

Any idiot can write a woodworking blog. Here's mine.


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Identifying Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)

Started by WDH on Tree, Plant and Wood I.D.

18 Replies
15172 Views
Last post April 22, 2007, 11:10:50 PM
by WDH
xx
Identifying Black Oak (Quercus velutina)

Started by WDH on Tree, Plant and Wood I.D.

45 Replies
27704 Views
Last post April 27, 2007, 09:34:44 AM
by WDH
xx
Identifying Water Oak (Quercus nigra)

Started by WDH on Tree, Plant and Wood I.D.

28 Replies
40822 Views
Last post May 07, 2007, 08:14:29 PM
by WDH
xx
Black or Scarlet Oak? - (SOLVED: scarlet oak)

Started by Lanier_Lurker on Tree, Plant and Wood I.D.

10 Replies
10995 Views
Last post April 13, 2007, 07:00:57 AM
by SwampDonkey
 


Powered by EzPortal