Northern Red Oak - Tree Swing Identified
Last Summer, I posted a photo of a sign that we came across at Waterfall Glen that detailed the difference between the various Oak trees based on their foliage. About a month later, I put that new knowledge into practice and identified one of the two large Oak trees in our yard as a Northern Red Oak. (Actually...I'm pretty sure that it is a Northern Red Oak.)
In that post, I mentioned that the other large Oak tree (with our tree swing) had leaves way too high up in the air to identify the species and that I should wait until some fall.
Well...thanks to the squirrels in our yard, there are little clumps of leaves that have fallen in the past couple of weeks. Here's a closeup of one of them showing the pointed leaves with deep lobes.
Totally a Northern Red Oak, right?