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Old 12-03-2017, 06:04 PM
 
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We even have them in FL.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:37 PM
 
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The bark looks like a birch tree....
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:06 PM
 
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Not sure why pictures did not upload earlier.
Yeah, kinda looks like some kind of oak by the leaves. Nice tree. Definitely not evergreen. It would help if you could rotate the photos, and re post. My neck was getting sore looking at it sideways, lol. It looks like a banana behind it.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:12 PM
 
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I did a search for oak leaves, and here are the results. See if anything looks like yours . Sometimes you have to be a detective.

https://www.google.com/search?q=oak+...w=1152&bih=581

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Old 12-04-2017, 04:02 AM
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Definitely an oak. We have some here that are still green.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:16 AM
 
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The bark looks like a birch tree....

but the leaves don't and the leaves in fact look more like an oak than a birch. often "field marks" leaves, bark, crown shape, kind of fruit or seed, etc., etc. must (more or less) match in several or many ways to figure out "exactly" what you may be looking at.


FWIW even birches have a variety of types of bark from the "paper barks" with smooth white/cream bark to those with black or brown rough bark so in actuality there is no "typical" bark look that identifies "all" birches---or all oaks for that matter. moreover, some birches for example like betula pendula (European white birch) can start out with smooth whitish bark all over as young plants and have rough black bark as older trees---at least at the base of the tree.


tree i.d. can be both very fun or very frustrating some times but the intellectual challenge of being a kind of arboreal detective and the "eureka" moment of being able to say "I know who you are, you rascal, you!!!" can make the destination (discovery/knowledge) worth the journey (study/work).
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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[quote=LKJ1988;50297898]We even have them in FL.[/quote


yes, there are numerous oak species native and introduced in Florida both evergreen and deciduous with a variety of different leaf shapes and sizes.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:43 AM
 
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The leaves are turning VERY late here in Austin this year. I think it's due to the warm fall we had with very little rainfall. That's an oak and I've seen many that haven't turned yet.
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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The leaves look oak-like, but the bark and the habit don't look like any oak I have ever seen.

Oak tree branches usually stick out at a 90-degree angle from the trunk no matter what species from the mighty White to the massive Live Oak, to the gnarled dwarf Gambel oaks, and I have never seen one with smooth bark with horizontal striations like that.

You should perhaps show your picture to an arborist of find a forum where you can get the opinions of botanists.
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:43 PM
 
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The leaves look oak-like, but the bark and the habit don't look like any oak I have ever seen.

Oak tree branches usually stick out at a 90-degree angle from the trunk no matter what species from the mighty White to the massive Live Oak, to the gnarled dwarf Gambel oaks, and I have never seen one with smooth bark with horizontal striations like that.

You should perhaps show your picture to an arborist of find a forum where you can get the opinions of botanists.
definitely some good points. the leaves yell 'oak' but the branching patterns and bark look like something else. not sure what.
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