Tree Blog

Quercus cerris | Stanford

In the early 2000’s, I was alerted to the presence of a rare tree in an open space area owned by Stanford University, adjacent to a popular shopping center. When I went to investigate and learn that tree, I found other rare trees. With a bit of sleuthing, I learned this area, next to a large creek, was where Leland Stanford and his family had built their own home, a short distance from the Stanford Quad. This beautiful tree apparently stood at the front of the home.

Dave Muffly