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Help me ID this oak...

 
Matt Smith
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Location: Central Ohio, Zone 6A - High water table, heavy clay.
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I've been eagerly anticipating this fall all year, in part because I had been guessing it would be a good year for acorns. So far, I have not been disappointed.

Was waiting to meet some family at a restaurant last night and found myself standing next to a young bearing oak whose acorns were at the perfect state to harvest. So I took some, along with a leaf and a full capped nut to help me I.D. the tree to the best of my ability later (I know oaks cross).

Been having some trouble figuring it out, though.



The leaf has no lobes whatsoever, and little edge "spines" that resemble a chestnut more than anything else. The acorn caps look somewhat Burr-y in appearance, with enlongated nuts.

Any guesses here? I've got a bunch of what I hope to be (will bucket-test tomorrow) viable acorns that I'll get in the ground over the weekend. I was impressed by the quantity of nuts the tree was producing despite it's younger age.
 
Richard Kastanie
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That looks to me like the sawtooth oak, Quercus acutissima.
 
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