Plant ID forum: what's that growing in my yard

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central NJ
Jun 30, 2017 3:58 PM CST
Greetings all,

I've attached a few angles of the same thing - any idea what those little plants are growing in my lawn - I know very little about gardening, and less about plant ID, so any help would be great!
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Jun 30, 2017 4:03 PM CST
The pictures are not close enough for my old eyes but they look like Oak tree seedlings. Are there Oak trees (and squirrels) nearby?
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Name: Lin
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Jun 30, 2017 4:07 PM CST
They sure look to be tree seedlings of some sort.
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Name: Sue
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Jun 30, 2017 5:21 PM CST
I agree with greene, they look like oak seedlings.
Name: Rj
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Jun 30, 2017 5:25 PM CST
I agree
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Name: Daisy I
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Jun 30, 2017 5:39 PM CST
Me too! They are oaks. The roots are probably about 2 ft. long but if you cut the root just below the acorn or just below where the root connects to the stem, you can remove them.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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Jun 30, 2017 7:29 PM CST
It's unanimous! I agree
Name: Mac
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Jun 30, 2017 8:47 PM CST
Yep, oaks. The squirrels bury acorns in our garden and when they sprout, we dig them up and plant them in pots. Once they're established, we plant them in the yard.
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central NJ
Jul 4, 2017 10:15 AM CST
Hi all - many thanks for all your help and comments - looks like I've learned something here!

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