Tree Blog

Quercus muehlenbergii | Central Valley

Disjunct-range Chinkapin Oaks growing in the Central Valley. This form has proven to be an excellent nursery tree, easy to manage and disease free. Growth habit is clearly upright, with some variation giving each tree a unique character, rather than the rows of uniform clonal trees common in the cities of the US. There is some suggestion that common clonal tree varieties, often selected male trees, to avoid fruit production, which means the trees produce copious pollen, and possibly greater propensity to create allergy in people.


Dave Muffly