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A Midpeninsula Open Space for the Ages: Among the Ancient Oaks on Russian Ridge

November 09, 2015 by Kathleen M. Wong

Perched atop the windward western side of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Russian Ridge offers spellbinding views and a grove of monumental, centuries-old oaks.

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California Oak Foundation

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature


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Acorn Woodpeckers, So Happy Together

October 14, 2011 by Kate Marianchild

Would you believe that acorn woodpeckers have the most complex social relationships of any animal with a backbone? One expert says so. Watch the birds for a while, and you just might agree!

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Book Review: Oaks in the Urban Landscape: Selection, Care, and Preservation

October 01, 2011 by Robin Meadows

By Laurence R. Costello, Bruce W. Hagen, and Katherine S. Jones, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu), 2011, 265 pages, ...

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Go Nuts for Nuts

October 01, 2010 by Donna Whitmarsh

They say California is the land of fruits and nuts, which wouldn't be so funny if it weren't also partly true. But our native nuts--acorns, hazelnuts, and more--are central to life for both plants and wildlife, and they deserve some respect.

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With Rain Comes Life, and Death

December 02, 2009 by Nicola DeRobertis-Theye

After three years of drought, the forecast for a wet El Nino winter this year is welcome news indeed. Unless you're an oak or tanoak tree. Researchers fear a wet year could mean an epidemic spread of sudden oak death (SOD). But a new preventive treatment and easy precautions could help contain the disease.

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Recalling the Wild

October 01, 2006 by Gregory Hayes

Walk a few miles in Jack London's boots to see the landscape he declared more beautiful than any he'd seen in all his travels.

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The Essential Tree

October 01, 2003 by Gordy Slack

It's almost impossible to imagine the California landscape without oak woodlands. But this most familiar and prolific habitat faces a number of serious threats, including unchecked suburban development and Sudden Oak Death. Fortunately, many parks in the Bay Area, including those of the East Bay Regional Parks, offer welcome refuge for a variety of oak woodlands.

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Confronting Sudden Oak Death

October 01, 2003 by Sue Rosenthal

Although the disease is popularly known as Sudden Oak Death, the funguslike organism that causes it, Phytophthora ramorum, is also ...

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Oak Woodlands Resources

October 01, 2003 by Bay Nature Staff

To learn more about California’s oaks, contact the following organizations: California Oak Foundation 1212 Broadway, Suite 810 Oakland, CA 94612 ...

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