What kind of oak?

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  1. pajeepman

    pajeepman Member

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    Took down this oak today. Would love it to go to a mill but it will be firewood. Not a limb for 50 feet. It was pushing 90' - 100' I would guess. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. Treezybreez

    Treezybreez Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a Chestnut Oak.
     
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    Yeah that or chinkapin oak
     
  4. pajeepman

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    Thanks, look like chestnut oak after googling it. That was my first inclination of what it is? How is it for lumber? Desirable or sellable? Slated for firewood.

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    Not really sure about its properties. They grow mostly in the mountains and foothills. I am in the Piedmont. Maybe you could do the alcohol test by cutting a small cube and putting it in a shallow dish of alcohol. If the alcohol appears on the top then the oak variety is not very rot resistant.
     

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