Identifying Oak Trees in North Texas: Acorns, Leaves, and Bark Explained

June 19, 2023
Wes Rivers

In this educational video, ISA Certified Arborist Wes Rivers from TreeNewal offers viewers an in-depth look into the world of oak trees, specifically those found in North Texas. He explains how to identify different oak tree species using distinct features like acorns, leaves, branching habits, and bark texture.

Wesley introduces the acorn as the seed from which a mighty oak tree originates, describing its unique growth process in both white and red oak species. He further discusses the different shapes of post oak and red oak leaves, illustrating the contrasting rounded and pointed lobes. Wesley also emphasizes how oak trees are typically deciduous, with some species like live oaks and water oaks keeping some of their green leaves throughout winter.

The video covers the unique alternate branching arrangements in oak trees, and the various textures and colors of their bark. Wesley encourages viewers with oaks in their yards to seek guidance from TreeNewal’s team of ISA-certified arborists. This video is an excellent resource for those keen to learn more about their local trees or nature enthusiasts in general. Visit for more information.

Discover more with these additional TreeNewal resources on Oak Trees

How to Protect North Texas Oak Trees from Oak Wilt in Spring 2023

How to Care for Red Oak Trees

Do North Texas Live Oak Trees Lose Their Leaves?

Acorns and Oak Trees: Everything You Need to Know

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