Tree Blog

Quercus cerris | Stanford

In the late 1800’s, Leland Stanford carried out one of the largest plant purchases of the century, sending many hundreds of plants on his own railway, from New York to Stanford. These trees were the basis for the new Stanford Arboretum. But issues with money, maintenance, and a severe earthquake were real setbacks to the Arboretum, and the fact that few of the trees selected could tolerate the arid Mediterranean climate limited long term survival. 

Dave Muffly