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This report highlights two sites near the limits of the...
Dirk Giseburt | Aug 08, 2019
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Plant Focus

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Dwarf cultivars can be ideal for a small garden. Here are three "mini oaks". 

Quercus palmeri

Oaks in San Luis Obispo County

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This blog post focuses on the day and a half we spent in San Luis Obispo County. The tree of that leg of our trip was clearly Quercus agrifolia from the champion Ancestor tree at the Halter Ranch Winery to the pygmy trees of the Elfin Forest in Morro Bay.

Pleistocene clone of Quercus palmeri Engelm.

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The distribution of Palmer's oak (Quercus palmeri Engelm.) includes numerous isolated populations that are presumably relicts of a formerly larger range that has contracted due to spreading aridity following the end of the Pleistocene.

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