Quercus gambelii seedling. I planted three acorns in the bark mulch between my neighbor’s yard and mine. I think two came up late spring or early summer. I went out to pull up the black tomato vines that he planted around them to see if they survived and found this lone seedling. Getting Gambel oak acorns to germinate can be tricky, so I decided to dig this one up and start my oak stand a bit early. It has a new home at the front of the south borders, where I can keep an eye on it.