Oaktopia

Tree Blog

Quercus calliprinos | Davis

It's hard to get meaningful photos of the Q. callioprinos at Davis - they are planted close together, and are mostly in the shade of much larger growing evergreen oaks. Levantine Live Oaks are the most-mentioned trees in the Bible, with the oak of Abraham being the most famous. These trees are extremely drought-adapted and long-lived. You can find pictures of old ones on the web - those are likely 500 to 1,000 years old, or more. 

Dave Muffly