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Forum topic by Jeff_in_LSMO posted 03-11-2016 02:53 PM 729 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2016 02:53 PM

My dad said i could have this tree if I wanted it. Is it worth my time? I know it is an oak, but I don’t know what kind and if it would turn into nice lumber.

I have about 15 feet of clear wood. About 2ft in diameter.


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 03-11-2016 02:56 PM

White oak of some kind.

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#2 posted 03-11-2016 03:03 PM

There are approximately one gazillion different species of oak, most of which get lumped under white or red oak. If it’s 2’ diameter, it’s probably worth getting it cut up, especially if the log is free.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#3 posted 03-11-2016 03:07 PM

blackjack?

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#4 posted 03-11-2016 03:15 PM

Here’s a very nice guide to the types of oak.
http://www.fs.fed.us/foresthealth/technology/pdfs/fieldguide.pdf

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#5 posted 03-11-2016 08:21 PM



White oak of some kind.

- bondogaposis

Ditto….....

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#6 posted 03-11-2016 08:40 PM



blackjack?

- JeffinLSMO

good guess, that leaf looks very similar to a blackjack, but our blackjacks in Arkansas have branches at ground level. it will make some pretty looking lumber for sure.

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#7 posted 03-12-2016 01:44 AM

Yes. Definitely blackjack oak. Quercus marilandica. 100% sure.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#8 posted 03-12-2016 02:38 AM

burr oak??

If you want to get it cut up for lumber, call the local ag rep and see if they have a list of farmers with portable saw mills. I used to do that in Manitoba. They don’t like “yard trees” as there’s generally nails bots etc in them, and they gemerally charge you so much for every nail they hit. I went over all of mine with a metal detector, but they still hit two buried chunks of iron.

Eric in Calgary

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#9 posted 03-12-2016 02:49 AM

I too vote for blackjack. The leaves appear rounded on the lobes but have tiny sharp points on them. Plus the bark and wood color are typical of blackjack. It is in the red oak family but standing dead blackjack can have some amazing color in it.

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#10 posted 03-12-2016 03:12 AM

Blackoak, definitely

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#11 posted 03-13-2016 01:40 AM

Burr oak is a white oak. White oaks do not have spines on the lobes. In the pic, you can see the spines. Blackjack oak.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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#12 posted 03-13-2016 01:43 AM

It’s pretty wood, regardless of it’s race.

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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