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mguthrie

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There was several laying around. They're fuzzy like a catapillar IMG_0705.jpg

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Yep, it's a post oak leaf with a wool sower oak gall.
 
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mguthrie

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Thanks folks. I grew up outside and don't recall ever seeing one of these. I need to brush up on my tree ID also. So rounded leaf ends means the white oak family? I thought post oak was in the red oak family.
 
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mguthrie

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Forest service tree ID guide says white oak. I need to order a copy of the book
 

karen936

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I hope to one day learn what tree is what
 
Thanks folks. I grew up outside and don't recall ever seeing one of these. I need to brush up on my tree ID also. So rounded leaf ends means the white oak family? I thought post oak was in the red oak family.
Nope, post oak is in the white oak group. No bristles on the tips of the leaf lobes. A post oak tree looks a lot like a white oak bark-wise. The leaves are similar, but a lot of post oak leaves have the two big opposite lobes that give them that "cross shape." Also, post oak leaves are thicker than white oak leaves, and are pubescent (fuzzy) on the underside, while white oak leaves are smooth on the underside.

Post oak is excellent meat-smoking wood.
 
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