Oaktopia

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Quercus macrocarpa | Bay Area

Here can be seen the beginnings of fall color in the same set of Bur Oak just shown. The large and deeply lobed/sinused leaves give the trees a fun cartoonish effect. Bur Oak doesn’t typically present striking fall color, which generally occurs when all the leaves of a tree turn a different color simultaneous, and then hold that color for days to weeks. These Bur Oak are typical of many oaks, where the leaves turn color individually. This trait is typically shared with Valley Oak in California.

Dave Muffly