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Help identifying a tree

Posted by jeanner SW Ohio - Z6 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 15, 10 at 23:38

I am hoping someone can help me identify this tree. I wasn't sure if I should post this on the tree forum but I think this is a native so I came here first. It is growing at the top of a ravine in SW Ohio. Is this a type of oak?

Thanks for the help !

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RE: Help identifying a tree

Looks like it could be Quercus muehlenbergii - chinkapin oak.

Here is a link that might be useful: link to picture, distribution

RE: Help identifying a tree

Thanks - I thought that might be it.

RE: Help identifying a tree

I would say chinkapin oak or Chinese chestnut. Does it produce acorns or big prickly hedgehog-like balls???

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