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New photos here May 25, 2022 (captions in red)
   
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Coast range Lichen on dead oak Near San Miguel
  
Near Highway 58 in Kern County

Interior live oak acorns, fall 2000, Mariposa

Valley Oak at Roseville
  
Valley Oak in Cathey's Valley

Oaks along Highway 41, north of Fresno

Valley Oak, Ben Hur Road,
Mariposa County

  
Valley Oak near Parkfield CA Valley Oak in hay field near Parkfield

Black oak, Triangle Road,
Mariposa County

   
New growth on black oak tree,
Mariposa County, spring 2005
Oak at Amador County Fairgrounds Oak by Cholame Creek north of Parkfield, CA
   

Blue oaks on the Parkfield-Coalinga Road

Oak on the ridge between
Mariposa & Stockton Creeks
Grove of young live oak in
Sequoia National Forest
  
Giant Canyon Live Oak on former family property, Carlton Road, Mariposa County Oak woodland near Hensley
Reservoir, Madera County
  

Ancient oak near Pt. Reyes visitor center

Blue oak surrounded by poison oak

Oak at sunset, Hensley Reservoir, Madera County
  

Valley Oaks at Golden
Rule RV Park near Willits

Dead oaks at Hensley Reservoir Branches of huge blue oak
  
Trail blaze mark on blue oak Gnarly blue oak near Millerton
Lake, Fresno County CA
Burls on blue oak, San Joaquin
Gorge, Fresno County CA
  
Black oak above Oakhurst CA Dead blue oak near Hensley Lake, Madera County CA Hillside blue oak above Millerton Lake, Fresno County
  
Blue oak at Hensley Lake Snow on leafless oak tree

Spring foliage on oak at San Joaquin Gorge

  

Huge burl on blue oak at San Joaquin Gorge (and check this out)

A cow poses by the big burl

Roots are exposed as this
oak clings to a rocky cliff

  
Large canyon live oak by Lewis
Creek trail, Madera County CA
Another canyon live oak Blue oaks by the San Joaquin River Trail
   
Another blue oak silhouette Blue oak stands guard next to the trail

Blue oak at Hensley Lake
plays host to new plant life

  
A collection of oak apples
in the hollow of a blue oak
A closer view

Oak apples on the tree,
Clovis Old Town Trail

   
Sunset at Hensley Lake, February 5, 2013

Leaning oak on Maxon
Road, Fresno County

Sunlight through blue oak trees
   
Black Oak in early spring A very young black oak An ancient blue oak
    
Canyon live oak by Sky Ranch
Road, Madera County CA
Black oaks in Sequoia National Park Black oak leaves
  

Blue oaks near Lake Millerton have turned to gold

Triumph over the elements

The "top" of this tree is lower than the base

   

Over the years, this blue oak has
surrounded wire that was nailed to it

Dead blue oak makes an arch over
the South Bay Trail at Lake Millerton
Oaks in a beautiful green drainage
near the start of the trail
  
Dying mistletoe in blue oak tree

Close-up of new blue
oak leaves and acorn

The setting sun turns this valley
oak in Parkfield golden

  

Massive oak stands guard
next to bridge north of Parkfield

This blue oak above Lake
Millerton has seen better days

Valley Oak in Roseville CA
   

A massive oak tree in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

This blue oak at Hensley Lake suffered a bad break

New leaves on blue oak near Pine Flat Lake

  

Blue oak near Lake Millerton
is flanked by Phacelia

Gambel's Oak at the North
Rim of the Grand Canyon

Blue Oak along California Highway 168
  

Five-trunk blue oak at San Joaquin Gorge

What's left of a once proud blue oak

Another blue oak that's seen better days

    
Massive black oak on the
Wawona Meadow Loop Trail
Huge valley oaks add interest
to the hay fields near Parkfield
Huge black oaks along the Boole Tree
Trail in Sequoia National Monument
  
A big limb from a blue oak Where it fell from Golden leaves of a black oak
   
Blue oak silhouette at Hensley Reservoir

A dramatic sky above Hensley
accents this leafless tree

Setting sun turns this blue oak to gold
      
A fallen blue oak branch near Lake Millerton A blue oak with twisted branches
at the San Joaquin Gorge
Sunlit black oak leaves in Nelder Grove
    
This delightful blue oak stands
beside Trimmer Springs Road

Leafless blue oaks and sycamores
beside Hughes Creek

Ancient dead blue oak,
surrounded by living specimens
   
Blue oak and fence along Millerton Road Blue oak and pond by Highway 168 Blue oak with a mysterious hole
     
The root of this live oak knew
which way to go for food and water
Acorn and gall on a live oak tree This leafless blue oak gives the
impression of veins or tentacles
   
Oak trees in the mist

The shape of this blue oak near
Pine Flat caught my eye

A closer look
   

This blue oak displays an
unusual growth pattern

A hiker passes under a big valley
oak in Henry Coe State Park

Colorful trunk of a dead oak
       
Every year brings sights like this Sun shining through new leaves on
an oak tree at Henry Coe State Park
Blue oak trunks contrast with the
brilliant green of spring grass
  
Blue oak at San Joaquin Gorge
sports four slender trunks
A delightful blue oak, attired
in bright green for spring
New leaves on a live oak
   
Called the Bird, the Dinosaur or the Dragon,
this ancient blue oak snag stands watch
over Highway 41 north of Fresno
Live oak catkins (blossoms) Black oak, red with catkins
  
The bulge-bottom blue oak on the Finegold Trail A thick grove of valley oaks Oaks provide plenty of shade for this quiet trail
    

This venerable live oak stands along the San Joaquin River Trail above Lake Millerton

This magnificent valley oak stands along Cholame Road just south of Parkfield
           
Close-up of canyon live oak bark Although it's not a true oak, we're allowing
this tan oak photo here for simplicity sake
A nice, moderately gnarly blue
oak by the San Joaquin River Trail
  
Two leaf clusters, one smooth, one jagged, three feet apart on the same live oak Sunlight on black oak leaves
near Wawona Meadow
     
Black oak at County Road 620 and
Old Yosemite Road above Oakhurst

Blue oak trees in the San Gorge Joaquin Group Camp area

And the acorns they produced in 2017
  
Dead oaks on the skyline at Hensley Lake Blue oak at Hensley Black oak tree above Oakhurst
       

Oak at sunset, Hensley
Reservoir, Madera County

Blue oaks at Hensley Lake were
a brilliant gold in January 2018
Leaves from the valley oaks in the San
Joaquin River bottom carpet the ground
       
Another burl on a blue oak, this one by the
Bear Wallow Trail above the Kings River

This one is along the Big Creek
Road north of Pine Flat Lake

A grove of blue oaks along
the Sycamore Fire Road

       
Everything is nice and green at the
San Joaquin Gorge in February 2018
Massive oak tree by the Turtleback
Trail near San Pablo Bay
Black oak acorns
   
Black oak grove off Highway 169 in the Sierra Big multi-trunk black oak A few leaves remain in late fall 2018
  
Back-lit blue oak leaves on the
San Joaquin River Trail
Most burls appear low on the trunk,
but this one aimed higher

Blue oak woodland in the Striped Rock
Ranch Preserve, Mariposa County

       
Oak tree arch Black oak tree and leaves at camp
site on Mt. Raymond Road
Oak Tree across the trail near
Sky Harbor on Millerton Lake
         
Some time between April 2019 and March 2020 the old blue oak with the huge burl along
the San Joaquin River Trail met its final fate
(See above for a view of the tree standing)
Valley Oak at Ahwahnee Hills Park
         
Newly opened black oak leaves
near North Fork, Madera County
The trail at Ahwahnee Hills Preserve Rugged blue oak burl by Millerton Lake
       
Black oak by the South Fork
of the Merced River near Wawona
In January, this blue oak still has its leaves This tree has seen better days
     
This tree appears to have split
in half but remained standing
Valley oaks in the Kaweah Oaks Preserve, Tulare County CA
    
Vines decorate some of
the trees in the Preserve
San Joaquin River Conservancy north of
Fresno contains many large valley oaks
The base of this valley oak has
spread out on top of the rock
         
The Wheeler Oak, 24 feet in
circumference; 8 feet in diameter
Close of up of Wheeler Oak's massive branches The Wheeler Oak in its spring finery
     
Gnarly ancient burl on a valley oak at Hermit Hole Black oak trunks along Lewis Creek
           

 

All photos copyright 2002-2022 by Dick Estel. Permission granted for personal use only; commercial use prohibited.

    

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