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Old 04-09-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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Hmm, that does look close. I just asked my neighbor who has the same tree and she said it is a live oak. Live oaks are one of my favorite trees but there just isn't enough room on the property to accommodate it. My back yard is a bit too crowded for it. I think I am going to give away this tree. Thanks eveyone!
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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To tell you the truth, that looks more like a Hawthorne and an Oak tree with those spikes, you may want to check that out a little more but it wouldn't surprise me if that's what it is.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: 3814′45″N 12237′53″W
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To tell you the truth, that looks more like a Hawthorne and an Oak tree with those spikes, you may want to check that out a little more but it wouldn't surprise me if that's what it is.
Sorry, but I totally disagree, it is not a hawthorne (I have two very old ones growing in my backyard)

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Old 04-10-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Live oak is not a true oak tree but a type of aromatic evergreen like laurel.
Live oak is part of the Quercus genera, it is a true oak.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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it's hard to tell given we don't know your location. i would say a willow oak, live oak or a laurel oak.
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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I think this may answer the question about live oaks:

Live oak
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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This is a willow oak,Quercus phellos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Now I grew up around willow oak trees, the place where I lived in Maryland for over 60 years had 2 willow trees that were over 500 years old and my parents had a willow oak tree in the backyard of the house where they lived in Maryland also and it was determined to be over 500 years old also. Now the tree the OP is trying to identify does not look like a willow oak, the leaves are not narrow enough and the bark does not look right.


Now this may be closer to what the OP is talking about, it could be a Laurel Oak.Laurel oak
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