Babies are testing their wings! There are four of them, taking short flights in and around their nest tree and squeaking at each other. Great fun to watch, especially when Mom dive-bombed a red-tailed hawk.
Landed on some dandelions(?) while I was doing some tree survey work
Landed 10 feet from me while I was climbing and pruning a large piece of dead wood from a Quercus rubra
Oak moth. Thousands raining down from the oaks at Stanford aquatic center (again!).
Cultivated. I believe I have the right ID but could use some help. I know of no other like it on campus. Come to an event here and check this tree out.
Cultivated. This specie is found throughout the arboretum and often misidentified with the Cupressus funebris.
Native tree. Possible lighting scar which is why I think it is significant. Haven't seen too many trees with lighting damage on campus.
Cultivated. This tree and the grove to the north are EUCL and most likely not E. globulous. Count acorns to differentiate.
Cultivated. Chilean Pepper. When ID'ing pepper trees know that there is not a California pepper tree and it will all make sense.
Cultivated. Planted throughout campus and especially in the Arboretum. There are several specimens planted in a row on this path. Trees tops died years ago and that is why they are "topped".
Tree failed in winter of 2014. I added the blue rope to support it till it stabilizes
Only one of its kind that I know of on campus
Largest of its kind on campus. Registered with the Big Tree Registry of California as State Champion!
This tree is probably a hybrid or a mutant. Its barks is wholly smooth unlike a traditional E. botryoides
Several planting at this site.