California's lovely Live Live Oak Trees
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
March 8, 2018 6:33pm CST
We have many different kids of Live Oak trees in California. Some keep their leaves all year around. Some shed their leaves. Many harbor ticks, which like to drop onto you and suck your blood. All are pretty, and can survive on less water than the oak trees of the Midwest. One of my favorite oak trees is the Live Live Oak tree, shown here. It can be found on virtually all hikes in California. What I love about Live Live Oak trees is their visual symmetry. Plus the fact that they are connected to each other. As with many redwood trees (for which California is famous), Live Live Oak trees are often actually a single organism, connected by incredible above-ground root systems. Birds are advised not to perch on these trees when the weather has been wet, for reasons which I'll leave it up to you to consider. The same recent hike that yielded photos of a nice sunset to the West, green hills to the East, and some pretty flowers that I can't identify, also yielded this lovely photo of a strong and symmetrical Live Live Oak tree. I hope you appreciate its beauty.
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• San Jose, California
@TheHorse From what I recall, there was no rain involved. It was in the summer, and you know how dry it gets around here during that time of the year. I found the article.