August challenge: California Black Oak

We saw this great tree in La Conner, a small historical riverside village north of Seattle.  I think it’s a California Black Oak, but am not positive.  It’s a bit north of its primary range, but everything else looks right to me.   The tree grows up to 120 feet tall, with a characteristic shape like this one, grows fairly slowly, and can live up to 500 years.  We saw it on our ride to La Conner on our tour from Victoria to Portland.

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3 response to "August challenge: California Black Oak"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 1, 2019

    Beautiful tree!
    Black Oak or not, one thing is for certain: It is a ‘Live’ Oak. 😉

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