biwa
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ID this sapling [photo]

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What kind of tree is this? It grows wild here.

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Kisal
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Looks like some kind of oak tree to me. Not sure exactly what kind. Could be a red oak or a spanish oak.

biwa
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Hm. Yeah, it might be an oak. The shape of the leaves looks so generic to me that I'm having trouble recognizing it.

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Oaks are kind of interesting trees. They cross polinate like crazy so the seedlings almost never look like the parent tree. I agree, it is some variation of an oak tree. Looks like one parent may have been a white oak or similar variety.

biwa
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Thanks for the confirmation. If you both think it's an oak then it probably is. Are oak trees unique for cross pollinating so much? I see similar variation in maple trees so I wonder if they cross pollinate like that too.



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