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Quercus engelmanii x castaneifolia | East Palo Alto

A final trait of the East Palo Alto purported Q. engelmannii x Q. castaneifolia is the bark. While the tree is still in a sapling stage, and the bark will change notably with time and age, the bark configuration seen here fits well within the range of sapling Engelman Oak bark when compared to sapling Chestnut-leaved Oak bark.

Dave Muffly