Roger's Tree Pick for September: California oak


Last updated 9/18/2008 at Noon

This garden contains a well-cared-for live oak with proper plantings and irrigation.

As a member of the California Oak Foundation and the San Diego Advisor, I bring to you one of California’s beloved trees: the mighty Quercus oak.

These majestic arbor giants are really one of California’s signature trees within the ecosystem of the native flora with 22 main oak species located throughout the state.

Unfortunately, we have lost more than 90 percent of the verdant stands of native oaks throughout California to date. Today our oak woodlands are being threatened by real estate encroachments, agricultural development, pathological fungi and myriads of new bugs attacking str...

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