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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:56 pm 
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I am trying to find out what kind of tree this might be. It is growing in Austin, Texas. Or could someone direct me to a better way to find out if this forum is not the right place for this question?


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 Post subject: Re: tree identification
PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:21 pm 
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Possibly a big tooth maple (or some other maple variety)?


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 Post subject: Re: tree identification
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:00 pm 
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Red Oak is my guess. Definitely not a Bigtooth maple.


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 Post subject: Re: tree identification
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:54 am 
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I'm 95% sure it's a pin oak.


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 Post subject: Re: tree identification
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:21 pm 
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It's an oak variety without question. The problem with the Hill Country is that the number of oak varieties that grow down there is about double what grows for us North Texas peeps, so we're often forced to think outside our realm - and it's 3-4 times for East Texas.

Seeing the somewhat yellowing leaves and form, I'd 2nd the Pin Oak guess. I've always heard that Pin Oaks will only do well in East Texas, so even the Hill Country you'd expect to see at least some struggling - which there is a tiny bit in the picture (thinned leaves at ends of limbs, slight yellowin, etc).

But honestly, the leaf isn't as obviously "pin" as the tree form, in my humble opinion. The only pin oaks I've seen have a more "red oak" looking leaf, if that makes sense.


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 Post subject: Re: tree identification
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:02 pm 
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Well the more I look closely at this tree the more I notice signs of stress as you mentioned. So the Pin Oak makes sense... only too bad because the lime green foliage was the thing that attracted me so much. It really stuck out on the street but I can see now its probably nutrient deficiency and not the natural color of the tree. Oh well!

Thank you all for the help!


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 Post subject: Re: tree identification
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:28 am 
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It is either a pin oak or a red oak with lots of pin oak blood. All the red oaks cross breed easily.


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 Post subject: Re: tree identification
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Quercus falcata var. pagodifolia Cherrybark Oak


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