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Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 58 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 10 page 58
Briceland  - The grain of Tan Oak is very close. Trying to stick an axe into the top of a stump is like hitting a hard rubber block a blow with a dull instrument. - Madronas often have very big trunks and a wee tuft of a crown reaching out yonder. But a Douglas Spruce marches straight zenith-wards, turning not to the right nor swerving to the left. - Tan Oak trees 4 in. in diameter, one rim peeled, 3/8 in. thick at upper end, other trees 50-60 ft left, 2 rims only, bark left = 3/4 or 1 in thick and axis clear for 20 ft. - Tree on ground 70 ft. h; 1/3 peeled i.e. 1/3 axis. Usually touch ::::::::: June 13, 1903.  nothing but axis in any case. - Cornus Nuttallii sprouts abundantly from base of stump when tree is cut. - Reasons for names of California oaks -- Maul Oak - wood used to make mauls. Spanish Oak, probably first used by the Spanish-Californians; Encina, Spanish name for an evergreen oak; Roble, the Spanish name for a deciduous oak; Blue Oak, from the color of the foliage; Mush Oak, from the softness (?) or easily rotting character of the wood; Live Oak, because evergreen; White Oak, the bark and wood white and leaves often lighter in color than the Black Oaks which have dark wood and bark and dark glossy usually evergreen foliage; Pin Oak, because the wood is used for pins in building, being hard; Squaw Oak, the acorns used
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