Tree Blog

Quercus calliprinos | Coastal Southern California

What does invasive exotic really mean? Aren’t humans the ultimate invasive exotic? Aren't humans, in fact, the invasive exotic who moved most of the other invasive exotics to their newly unwelcome homes? One lovely spring day in Fillmore, CA, I was inspecting a group of Levantine Live Oaks. I spotted something... a nest! Great - local wildlife was using these supposedly dangerous exotic trees as habitat! Need a closer look!

Dave Muffly