Common tree on rocky hill.
Marion Sansom Park
Uncommon in post oak dominated woods.
Personal residence... of parents.
These are a few pictures of Quercus garryana that are part of the local trees in SE Thurston County. There is Mahonia nervosa, Gaultheria shallon and Polystichum munitum as the underbrush. The 2 common names are Garry Oak and Oregon White Oak.
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...