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Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 166 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 17 page 166
Del Norte Co. Ford of S. Fork of Smith River "Upper Crossing" See p. 202d. [July 11, 1907]  mt. side halfway to ford, S. Fork Smith River. No. 2888. Phacelia Bolanderi. Corolla sky-blue and finely veined. Bench of S. Fork of Smith River. No. 2889. Pinus attenuata, cones of the tree, 6 feet high, described in p. 164 and p. 165. Three year old cones. -Acer glabrum, common in moist hollows from divide nearly to S. Fork Smith River. Also frequently met with all the way to Marble Mt. I have never before seen so much. -Tan Oak. Scrub form abundant from near Williams Cabin below Siskiyou divide to "Upper Crossing." In a few places there are trees 1 to 2 feet in diameter and 50 to 70 ft. h. but of slight importance because scattered on the hill between upper crossing and Quartz Creek the Tan Oak stand is about the same in size and number of trees as at Sherwood or less of the largest sized trees. Trees 1 to 3 feet in diameter and 60 to 90 feet high. As I figure it along the divide in most places it will run 1 to 2 cords to the acre. On the main ridge one could see the appalling way in which fire denuded the Siskiyous west from the divide towards the coast as well as east. Great ridges were utterly barren or with small tongues or patches of timber here and there. There was every evidence as we went along that these brush-covered ridges once bore the stands of timber prevailing in whole or  ::::::::: [Del Norte Co. Ford of S. Fork of Smith River "Upper Crossing" See p. 202d.] July 11, 1907  in part on neighboring slopes. I think I must have seen 125000 acres at the least that had been denuded. Even at one cord to the acre this would be 125,000 cords whose value at this time laid down in the S.F. market would be 1 1/2 million dollars. This would be sufficient to guard the whole Klamath Forest a long time. This is considering only a small part of the Klamath Forest and only one species of tree in it. -------------------------- Madrona-No tree in California takes so deep a hold upon the interest to those who know it as the Madrona. It engages the attention without effort and always pleases by revealing new characteristics. We passed through groves of it today, the tall trunks craning high to the sky for light, yet never straight perfectly, like other broad-leaved trees in competition with conifers as Tan Oak. -------------------------- -Aralia Californica. Hill between Upper Crossing and Quartz Creek. -Douglas Fir, 19 ft. 6 in. circ. at 5 ft. Bark 8 1/2 in. thick! With preced. -Pinus attenuata. Good stand 2 to 20 feet h. [high] on shoulders between Upper Crossing and Quartz Creek. First circle cones borne within 2 to 4 feet of ground. -At Quartz Creek I note the following: Acer circinatum, 22 ft. h. and 2 1/3 in. diam. at 1 ft. Also another tree 30 ft. h. Common. Taxus brevifolia, 45 ft. h. Common. Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana, 110 feet h. Acer macrophyllum, 6 in. diam. at 2 ft, and 70 feet high. Shade! Oxalis oregana. See next page.
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