About 3 1/2 in tall and 4 inches wide.
A tan oak at the edge of the trail. About 10 feet. Dead. We think it's sudden oak death. In a transition area between doug fir and redwood.
Mature, fuzzy leaves, some leaves have brown spots, some have been partially eaten
Sapling, fuzzy leaves, 1 1/2 feet tall, some black and brown spots on leaves, has been partially eaten by insects
Fully mature tree, thick fuzzy leaves, smooth gray bark, cracked bark at base of tree
Along the trail, there were many tanoaks. There were some that were already dead and this one was getting there.
The family Fagaceae, or beech family, comprises about 600 species of both evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs, which are characterized by alternate simple leaves with pinnate venation, unisexual flowers in the form of catkins, and fruit in the form of cup-like (cupule) nuts. Fagaceous leaves are often lobed and both petioles and stipules are generally present. Fruits lack endosperm and lie in a scaly or spiny husk that may or may not enclose the entire...