The bark was softer, spongy like a cork. In my close up of the leaves shot in the background is a valley oak, don't let that confuse you. The leaves on the cork oak were toothed, but not quite like the agrifolia. More like 5 teeth per leaf
this big plant stood about 4 feet tall and had velvety-soft foliage
Horace's Duskywing basking on mulch pile.