California Black Oak: Quercus kelloggii   5 comments

Enjoyed the shade of this lovely black oak tree near the Sequoia Lake overlook on the Dead Giants Loop Trail. Kings Canyon National Park.

California black oak occupies more total area in California than any other hardwood species, though it is under attack as civilization encroaches on its habitat.

My, oh my, what a burl this tree has! That’s the protuberance growing out of the left side of the trunk in the first and second picture below. Someday, that wood could make something lovely … but today, it is something lovely.

CA Black Oak 01

CA Black Oak 02

CA Black Oak 03

CA Black Oak 04

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