huggable treeA post an book about trees at the Scoutmaster blog inspired me to click over to 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?