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Old 10-11-2018, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Oak tree confusion .....

Someone riddle me this...i have an oak tree in my front yard. It was planted there in 2005 when we had the house built. I don't know what kind of oak it is but ....whatever.
This year something (and it may be a normal thing) is different with it. Every leaf on the tree looks normal like the first picture, but on the northeast side of the tree....it has different leaves and i mean completely different and ONLY on that quadrant of the tree.
Is it normal or is something wrong with it? There is another oak just like it, right beside it and planted at the same time. All of its leaves are normal like the first pic.
It is only the one tree on that one quadrant

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Old 10-11-2018, 05:44 PM   #2
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Thatís crazy, looks like two different species
White and red


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Old 10-11-2018, 05:45 PM   #3
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live oak
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:48 PM   #4
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Some trees are grafted onto other species that handle colder climates better. Just guessing...
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:49 PM   #5
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It’s just a transpecies tree. They have rights just the same as all other trees. It can identify as whatever it chooses. Also, it can pee in any bathroom it wants. Public shaming of transpecies trees is wrong.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:49 PM   #6
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Sun leaf and shade leaf.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:50 PM   #7
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idk, very strange looking; maybe the amount of sun exposure?
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:04 PM   #8
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Shade leaf, oak trees commonly produce sun and shade leaves based on what part of the tree. Since you saw them on the north side that would explain it. That side receives a lot more shade and therefore would make those leaves.


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Old 10-11-2018, 06:09 PM   #9
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Looks like a regular live oak
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:51 PM   #10
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Shade leaf, oak trees commonly produce sun and shade leaves based on what part of the tree. Since you saw them on the north side that would explain it. That side receives a lot more shade and therefore would make those leaves.


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Didnít know this, learn something everyday
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:58 PM   #11
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Didnít know this, learn something everyday


Normally when you see them in the woods the shade leaves are on the lower limbs where the sun leaves are towards the top. But when itís in a yard you see it more north vs south side because there normally isnít much overhead shade


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Old 10-11-2018, 07:39 PM   #12
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Its a Live Oak, Burn it with fire!
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:02 PM   #13
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Transgender tree
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:26 PM   #14
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I have noticed this on my small sappling live oaks that they have leaves with the points when they are young and must start changing as the tree ages.

I suppose its possibly to protect the leaves on the smaller tree until it matures and has a significantly larger canopy....?
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:16 AM   #15
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Shade leaf, oak trees commonly produce sun and shade leaves based on what part of the tree. Since you saw them on the north side that would explain it. That side receives a lot more shade and therefore would make those leaves.


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Cool....never knew or heard of such a thing. Thank you for the insight
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:44 AM   #16
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Transgender tree
Bahahaha! that's good stuff right there.

I was thinking shade leaf/sun leaf as well.
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