Tree Blog

Quercus oblongifolia | Mount Lemmon

Here can be seen a Mexican Blue Oak growing at lower elevations on Mount Lemmon, outside Tucson. To the left of the tree can be seen a seasonal creek, which likely runs quite violently in heavy monsoonal rains. This concentration of moisture is a tremendous aid in establishing young oaks, and the path of this creek and many other like it are marked by a vastly greater concentration of trees and other vegetation than the surrounding, and quite sparse, uphill locations. 

Dave Muffly