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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 56 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 56
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Briceland  the Nut Pine, the most symmetrical is the White Fir, the rarest is the Torrey Pine, the most picturesque is the Monterey Cypress, the most provident is the Bishop Pine, the most sombre is the Douglas Spruce, the most graceful is the Black Oak, the hardiest is the Sierra Juniper, the most isolated is the Foxtail Pine, the most beloved is the Field Oak, and the tree at once the most striking, the most charming and most full of suprises is the Madrona, the Robin Hood of the Western Wood, enlivening the Coast Range Woods with bright colors and assuming ::::::::: June 13, 1903  the title role in the holiday-makers and "sylvan masquerades". - Black Oak bark is thick; so is Coast Live Oak.  - Larval borers get into down Madrona logs and honeycomb it with tunnels which they fill up behind. A worm about 3/4 in. long. - Bark sticks more quickly in n. side tree than s. side. So one often sees fallen logs peeled only one side. = (Tan Oak). - Mosquitoes breed in hollows of the trees. When a Tan Oak tree is felled a swarm of mosquitoes issues as the tree crashes down -- being somewhat jarred up.
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