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Old 12-19-2007, 11:10 AM
 
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I saw these oaks growing in downtown Tucson, and collected some acorns. I'm thinking of growing them in Albuquerque, but need to i.d. the type of oak before I proceed. The tree is evergreen, and appears to be some variation of a live oak, although the acorns are somewhat elongated. I've attached pics.

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Old 12-23-2007, 08:00 PM
 
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I went to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and they had this type of oak - unfortunately, I can't remember what they called it. I was surprised that it was an oak because the leaves are not the typical ones associated with oak. On their website there is the ability to contact them. Maybe you could send them the picture and they would help you. Good luck.
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Might want to try the Garden Forum in CD.
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Old 12-25-2007, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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If you send a sample of the wood and cones to the USFS they will tell you.
United States Forest Service
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Tucson, Arizona
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Most likely one of these:

Canyon Live Oak
Interior Live Oak
Arizona White Oak
Engellman Oak

Can you remember the leaf appearance or get a picture?

Hope that helps.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:58 PM
 
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Good day. I see those tree types in Spain on the north-east coast in the mountains in Geron Province. They call them Mediterranean Oaks, which will not be your local US name. You can use your search engine to do the rest. Best regards.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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I would guess this is a Live Oak.

If this picture was taken within the last couple of weeks, that would reinforce the argument. The Live Oak tree, if I am correct, does not loose its leaves during winter.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:47 PM
 
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It's from the Quercus family of Oak trees. More than likely it's a California Oak tree.
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