First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Sunrise 6:40: Get acquainted with new oaks

Walking through the Stanford arboretum back to the car yesterday after UCLA's victory, son John remarked on the newly-planted oak trees. The new plantings seem to be widespread across university-held lands. This morning Cassie became acquainted with those that are planted between the Stanford West housing and San Francisquito creek. They bear tags that identify them as quercus agrifolia and some, such as the one Cassie got wrapped around, also have names - this one "CHUNK=1." Cassie and the female Dawn Jogger took the shady route today due to continuing heat...


Blogger Mary said...

On the whole, taken across species, Quercus is my favorite tree. The California Valley Oak is one of those iconic California trees, for me.

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