What type of tree is this?

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What type of tree is this?

When we first moved to our current location, 2 years ago, the back yard looked like a jungle. We've managed to clean it out pretty well, leaving a few trees for shade.
I was wondering if someone could identify the tree posted? It's fairly close to the house. If it's going to be huge I'd rather cut it down before it gets out of hand. It seems to be slow growing and slim (for now). We have two huge oaks in the front yard with crazy roots - it's a mess. I'd rather not have to deal with a third one. If it's a tall slender tree with roots going down I'd like to keep it. I've searched online, check the trunk, leaves etc. I just can't seem to pin point it.

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Old 07-16-14, 11:25 AM
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It looks like an Oak tree to me. There are different types, but the leaves look like oak. A Pin Oak has a slender trunk, so maybe it's that. Hopefully, someone else will chime in.
 
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Thanks. That's what we were thinking, the owner loved oaks, even put in thick oak floors. Now just need to determine what type of oak and if the roots will be an issue. :-)
 
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Do all oak tress have acorns though? Our tree has never had acorns or anything bud from it. Could it be a maple?
 
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The trunk has a bit of a maple look to it to me but the leaves look oak.
 
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It's not a maple, looks like oak to me also. Oaks have different size acorns depending on the type of oak it is.
 
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We've lived here 3 yrs in October and it's never had a single acorn. Our two front yard oaks look different and produce a gazillion acorns.
 
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close up of leaves

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Size:  52.3 KB here is a close up of leaves. We've gone back and forth many times. I haven't seen a pic online that looks like my tree.
 
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Tree Species

I think it is pin oak. Google "oak species".
 
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i happen to have a tree guide book from the library identifying some trees in my yard. it looks like a silver maple but could also be a black oak.
 
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