Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Oak Revival

Burned oak tree sprouting new shoots at Lake Poway. You can see the burned branches still, even two years after the fires. Interestingly enough, the large oak tree and many of its bretheren are re-sprouting leaves. However, the leaves come out in short, tufty growths rather than in large branches. I'd guess they will eventually turn into large branches but it gives it an odd look, as if it were a wig. I admit I did not get close enough to look at the shape of the leaves so no ID is provided here. If you're interested in California Oaks, I found descriptions of some of them at IHRMP, Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program.

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