Trying to find out what some of the tree on my property are any help would be greatly appreciated. Some background info I live in Live Oak, FL zone 8b moved here 5 years ago and about 10 years before I moved here the whole property was a pine field. I would also like to know what some good trees to add would be.
The second picture looks like live oak leaves (imagine that!), with willow oak leaves on the far right. A good tree to think about adding, especially if you have wet spots, is the bald cypress. You don't need me to send you any bald cypress seeds, but if you want to know how to collect cypress cones this winter and start seedlings next spring, I can walk you through that exercise. Before it was settled, Florida was a huge cypress swamp, and now there is hardly any old growth cypress swamp left.
John Elliott wrote:.... if you want to know how to collect cypress cones this winter and start seedlings next spring, I can walk you through that exercise. Before it was settled, Florida was a huge cypress swamp, and now there is hardly any old growth cypress swamp left.
I'd be interested, whether in a separate thread or in PM.
posted 5 years ago
Top photo shows typical red and white oak leaves. Pointy leaves = red oak, rounded lobular leaves = white oak *IANAD (* I am not a dendrologist)
posted 3 years ago
Your top photo is all oaks. Your second photo contains the following, from top left: oak, oak, tupelo, willow, bayberry, winged sumac. There's a little sprig of something just above the sumac leaf that I can't make out.
As for your second question, that depends on your end goals. I would begin by harvesting any diseased or damaged oaks for firewood. Large straight pines are excellent building material when sawn into lumber. Their removal allows the younger trees around them to accelerate their growth so they can serve you in the future. Especially dense stands of trees make good places to thin for firewood or lumber so more sunlight gets in for an understory population.
The addition of nut and fruit trees would be good, as well as an understory of nut or fruit-bearing shrubs, both for you and the wildlife.
I live just a couple hours west of you in Panama City! Not sure what kind of trees you are looking for, but I am constantly looking for stuff that is well suited for this area. Here are some of the trees I have or would like to have that will serve some purpose: