Valley Oak

Quercus lobata
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


Quercus lobata has a SPREAD of 1 (requires a WIND card).
Quercus lobata is the largest of all oak trees in North America, often with trunks 7 feet in diameter, and heights of over 100 feet.

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Graphic by David
Quercus lobata, commonly called the valley oak, grows into the largest of North American oaks. It is endemic to California, growing in the hot interior valleys and foothills. Mature specimens may attain an age of up to 600 years. This deciduous oak requires year-round access to groundwater. Its thick, ridged bark is characteristic and evokes […] read more

Trembling Aspen

Populus tremuloides
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


Populus tremuloides has a SPREAD of 1.
One P. tremuloides colony (a community of trees from the same original tree), named Pando, is sometimes considered the heaviest and oldest living organism.

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Populus tremuloides is a deciduous tree native to cooler areas of North America. The species is referred to Quaking Aspen, Trembling Aspen, and Quakies, names deriving from its leaves which flutter in the breeze.[1] The tree-like plant has tall trunks, up to 25 metres, with smooth pale bark, scarred with black. The glossy green leaves, […] read more

Nootka Rose

Rosa nutkana
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


• Oemleria cerasiformis has a SPREAD of 1 (requires a POLLINATOR).

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Graphic by Derek
Photo by Wikipedia
Rosa nutkana (Nootka Rose, Bristly rose,[3] Wild rose[4]) is a 2-10 foot (60cm-3m) tall perennial shrub in the Rose family (Rosaceae).[5] It has light green paired leaflets with toothed edges and sharp spines on the bottom. The 2-3 inch pink (5-8cm) flowers usually occur singly, but may appear in groups of 2 or 3. The […] read more