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Quercus ithaburensis | Coastal Southern California

Although Tabor Oak is of fairly limited applicability to urban forestry in California, it can be usefully utilized in open growing situations, like parks and arboreta. Test growing of Q. ithaburensis has occurred in California, with the trees shown here in southern California. The experience suggests that Tabor oak is tricky to grow in nursery settings, but have good survivability. It’s just that training the trees requires a fair amount of work.

Dave Muffly