Trees and Shrubs forum: Hey VV! Quercus search here

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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
Mar 30, 2018 3:56 PM CST
The leaf in my 'thumbs' is a,Q nigra. I know fairly certain I have post oak or sand post oak. So is that what the others are?
Thumb of 2018-03-30/kittriana/2a3029

Thumb of 2018-03-30/kittriana/d9c9ed

Thumb of 2018-03-30/kittriana/f5eb63

Thumb of 2018-03-30/kittriana/db8f7a

Pic 2&3 are a sapling 5' hi and as big around as my little pinkie, both size leaves on that one sapling.
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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Mar 31, 2018 8:19 PM CST
Hey kitt! Confused VV here.

Can you either 1) label each of those pictures with what you know and don't know; or 2) list out (1, 2, 3, 4) in a subsequent post as to what is what in each of your images.

#4 sure looks like White Oak young growth close, with Post Oak canopy outlined against sky - but I suppose it could all belong to a Post Oak.

Showing the leaves of the unknown alone is helpful, especially if you can show the leaf margins clearly. If there are ANY bristle tips on the lobes, then it cannot be a member of the White Oak group (which all the oaks you mention belong to).
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Mar 31, 2018 10:11 PM CST
If I understand the question, 2 and 3 resemble Water Oak.
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
Apr 1, 2018 12:46 AM CST
Bad or great area depending on perspective, post oaks leaves resemble a cross, but we have variations. The water oak, Q nigra is the only one I am sure of. All native sandy loamed dry creek area.
Porkpal, the tips of those leaves in 2& 3 shouldnt have tips. However, sometimes here smaller leaves near the ground camo themselves to protect from predation. I will have to go look at the trees in question again. My thumbnails weren't good shots. The one in the air is 20' above ground, cant get closer. White oak group, okay.

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