Quercus buckleyi

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leaves--how would you describe the margins of these leaves?   Notice the points at the tips of the lobes--this is typical of the red oak subgenus. typical bark
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when the young leaves first appear in the Spring, they often have a reddish tint to them (another typical trait of the red oaks) male catkins (inflorescences)--these are a major cause of hay fever!
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fruit (nut)--the fruit of red oak species mature in the fall of the year following flowering. this is not a fruit (remember, all oaks have acorns)--it is a gall!  Galls are infections caused by viruses, fungi, or insect larvae.  Only rarely do you see oak trees without some kind of gall on them.