Red oak I’d please

Angus 1895

5 year old buck +
Near ham lake Minnesota
 

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I'd guess black oak. We have a bunch of them on my place in SE MN and they look very similar. They are in the red oak family.
 
I was thinking that!

The saturations in the acorn colors got me wishing its a black oak

Hopefully I got some viable acorns!
 
Do black oak acorns have those stripes? I have a couple black oaks, but haven't seen striped acorns like that.
 
I dunno?
 
I read a little bit about them and the description is for "striped" acorns.
My Northern Reds and a couple Blacks are growing together. I can't tell what leave or acorn comes from which tree.
 
These are beautiful striped, small. I did not know black oaks were so cold hardy.

I have watched this tree grow 4 20 plus years.

It was so small you would have to be careful not to run it over.
 
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The only way I know how to tell is looking at the bark, the red oak family usually have a light grayish stripe along one side of the tree. Red oaks go to about 3 feet from the ground, black oaks gray trail stops about 15 feet from the ground.
 
Northern red produces a fatter acorn than black oak, but neither of mine have stripes like that.
 
If you look at the bark it looks gray above 3 feet to me?
 
I use the "PlantNet" app. it's pretty accurate in my experience. You can photo leafs, bark, etc....
 
The only way I know how to tell is looking at the bark, the red oak family usually have a light grayish stripe along one side of the tree. Red oaks go to about 3 feet from the ground, black oaks gray trail stops about 15 feet from the ground.
The stripes look like ski slopes.
 
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