What kind of oak is this? I know it is in the Red Oak Family. The tree leafs have just little similarities to a Southern Red Oak but the bark and branch structure looks just like a Water or Willow Oak. I'm thinking it might be a hybrid? But I don't know for sure which two kind of trees it would be. Most of leafs on it look like a ghost or a cross shape and many have somewhat long leaf stems. Here are the leafs off of it: http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/635/oakzf6.jpg And the acorns that are around 1/2" long: http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/2254/jygn3.jpg All the Red Oaks that grow in the woods here in N. AL are: Southern Red Oak â€“- have these Willow oak -- Have a couple of these about 400 feet away Northern Red oak -- have these Black Oak -- have these Shumard Oak --have these Scarlet Oak -- might have these Cherrybark Oak -- never have seen one Water Oak-- several miles away Nine hybrids of southern red oak have been recognized (10). They are crosses with Q. ilicifolia, (Q. x caesariensis Moldenke); Q. imbricaria (Q. x anceps Palmer); Q. incana (Q. x subintegra Trel.); Q. laevis (Q. x blufftonensis Trel.); Q. laurifolia (Q. x beaumontiana Sarg.); Q. marilandica; Q. nigra (Q. x garlandensis Palmer); Q. phellos (Q. x ludoviciana Sarg.); Q. velutina (Q. x wildenowiana (Dippel) Zabel, Q. x pinetorum Moldenke). It's a strange tree knowing the names of about 90% of the trees in my woods, I have never seen a tree like this. I was thinking it might be a hybrid between a willow oak and a southern red oak show in this picture but I'm not sure: http://www.duke.edu/~cwcook/trees/qufaph3205.jpg http://www.duke.edu/~cwcook/trees/quph.html Thanks for any help.