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Spanish Oak Trees Having an Identity Crisis!

I have a couple of Spanish Oak trees in my backyard, and I also back up to a Natural Greenbelt area with thousands of Spanish Oaks.

Here is a picture of the leaves on the Spanish Oak tree:

Spanish Oak tree leaves

Well, it looks like my trees are having an identity crisis.  Look at the leaves that are currently growing in clusters all over the trees...

Spanish Oak tree leaves

What is this, and why is it happening?  They are two very distinctive kinds of leaves. These trees have to be OLD as this was untouched land prior to my community of Falconhead West being built here.

Does anyone else have examples of their trees having an identity crisis and switching species or growing completely different leaves?

 

Comment balloon 9 commentsDonna Harris • July 27 2009 11:27AM

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Donna, that other stuff is something like mistletoe.  We have it here in Dallas, too.  A couple times a year, our HOA sends out the lawn crew to cut it out.

Posted by Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate (United Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

You should roll it up in balls and give it out at Open Houses.

Posted by Jennifer Zammit, A.C.C.I. (Realty Executives Elite Ltd.) almost 9 years ago

You should roll it up in balls and give it out at Open Houses.

Posted by Jennifer Zammit, A.C.C.I. (Realty Executives Elite Ltd.) almost 9 years ago

Donna,

It looks like a weed.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 9 years ago

Lorrie, I had never noticed it before, but I guess it's because we had Live Oaks and Bradford Pears in our yard... and pecan trees in the previous house.

Jennifer, I don't quite understand why I would want to do that, but I'm sure it's some kind of inside joke.

Greg, I wouldn't pull weeds out of the yard if they looked like this. It's actually pretty how it grows in clusters like this.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 9 years ago

I'm not sure, but I think it acts like a parasite to the tree. You may want to get rid of it.

Posted by Cindy Cranston (Fulmer Realty- Floresville, LaVernia, San Antonio) almost 9 years ago

LOL Mistletoe...maybe you can pass it around to your sphere at Christmas!  ;)

Sincerely,

Kathleen

Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) almost 9 years ago

Definitely get rid of it.  It's like Kudzu.  It will be everywhere unless you get it under control.

Posted by Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate (United Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Cindy, THanks, but it's so high...

Kathleen, Possibly... I'll just have to attach berries.

Lorrie, I'll let my husband know he has to climb the trees!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 9 years ago

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