I had a long post and lost it. Try try again. Shorter version this time. The old trees planted 50-100 years ago have been steadily falling down year after year. In order to keep tradition alive (my great great uncle planted several of those trees along with building this house) and continue to feed the wildlife new trees need to be added. Before I can do that I need to know what is left and to decide what still needs to go before it kills someone. Unfortunately I started my tree ID late and few trees have good leaves on them. One has no leaves so it may have to wait until spring. I took pics of 6 trees today that still had some leaves. The other downside to being this late is the squirrels have taken most of the nuts dropped by the trees so I couldn't find any to take pics of. Here is what I do have in links so that slower computers aren't killed loading this thread.
Mystery tree 1:
Large, thick tree with fairly open branching and thick branches that head off in random directions.
Thin skinny leaves:
Closeup of trunk and bark:
Mystery tree 2:
2 close growing trees near tree 1 with tall skinny trunks and short close branching. My guinea fowl love hiding in these trees because of that.
I'm not sure what happened to the pic of leaves I pulled off the tree but I did have one of a bunch of leaves on the a low branch.
Layered peeling bark. These guys are messy.
One of these mystery trees drops a round nut in a smooth green hull that dries to a thin very hard black hull. It peels off in quarters to reveal the nut. I'm not sure which one though and the squirrels have already eaten all the nuts. I think I stashed 2 away in a drawer last year when I was going to get these IDed so I'll take pics if I find them tomorrow.
On to the partially IDed trees. Not real important to know exactly what they are but it would be nice.
Left oak 1, right oak 2 on both leaf pictures.
Again leaves from 1 on the left, 2 on the right.
That's it for now but I have 20 acres of trees to take pics of this fall and next spring before deciding what and where to plant new ones.