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Friday, 4 January 2008

Leaf of the Day: Another oak.. but which ?

This is from a little treelet that is growing hidden behind the aircon outlet just by the steps which I fell down at New Year. It's small, only maybe 4ft high so I am not sure if its leaves are really representative of the full grown tree. They are a very rich green and leathery with very sharp points. I am sure it is an oak. I have tried to identify it but it could be one of many. I am thinking it might be a White Oak. Any help gratefully received.
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The White Oak


2 comments:

jms said...

I plan to get back into sketching and just discovered your blog. Lovely stuff!

The main difference between red and white oaks is the shape of the lobes: reds are pointed and whites are rounded. These look like reds to me. A link with some examples:
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2007/Sep/24/more-information-red-and-white-oak-trees/

I look forward to exploring the rest of your blog!
~Jain

sharp green pencil said...

Well Hi there jain..thankyou very much for your comment and help.. some of the oaks are so similar. I will check back and can correct this post if could only remember where I got these from!