Comparison of Features of Oaks (Quercus spp.)

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Comparison of Features of Oaks (Quercus spp.)

Post by edfrank » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:28 pm

Comparison of Features of Oaks (Quercus spp.)

http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages ... e-oaks.htm

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Re: Comparison of Features of Oaks (Quercus spp.)

Post by James Parton » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:09 pm

Ed, this will be very useful in identifying some of the many species of oak. Thanks! James
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Re: Comparison of Features of Oaks (Quercus spp.)

Post by Marcboston » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:54 am

Great! I am not all that familiar with Oaks outside of New England. This is a most useful page, good find Frank.

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Re: Comparison of Features of Oaks (Quercus spp.)

Post by dbhguru » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:43 am

Ed,

You are the hands down champion of finding useful material for us. This is a good starting point for what we could expand on by showing variations on the theme. The ideas are there to work with. We could add profiles of forest and open grown specimens, young, middle-aged, and old bark, leaf variations, etc. We have the technology. It is just a matter of finding the time. We've discussed such a project before. I'm thinking of taking on one species and following through with it, seeing where that leads.

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Re: Comparison of Features of Oaks (Quercus spp.)

Post by edfrank » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:13 pm

Bob, ENTS,

Actually I am not the original source of many of these links on tree species identificatio. Michael Pace and several others who are studying dendrology, forestry, and botany are "freinds" with me on Facebook. They have posted many of the links on their Facebook feed and I have reposted them here along with related supplemental material I have found on the internet.

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Re: Comparison of Features of Oaks (Quercus spp.)

Post by Marcboston » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:21 pm

You should have taken the credit Ed! We would have never found out.

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