A post an book about trees at the Scoutmaster blog inspired me to click over to Calflora.org and see how many trees are native to Santa Clara County. The result: 96 trees and shrubs — more than I would’ve guessed, and I spend a lot of time in the woods.
Stuff I like:
- How the East Bay oaks grow every which way.
- How the bark twists in ancient redwoods.
- How madrones bend across a trail and shed bark.
- The radial pattern of Douglas-fir limbs.
Those are the first that spring to mind. How about the rest of y’all?