Yamadori oaks

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Here's some photos of coastal yamadori oaks and oak skeletons that I thought people might enjoy. Took these last weekend.













It was quite a climb... I started at sea level and my daughter and I hiked the entire way :)
 

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Twisted scrub oaks are majestic! So is the vista there! I'm sure it was an amazing day. Makes me wonder how some people are content to rot away under florescent lights their whole life......
 

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excellent pics !
are they quercus agrifolia ?
Not sure. I have just called them "coastal oaks" but I really know little about the species. People don't normally think of oaks having twisted, contorted shapes similar to California junipers (or at least I don't). However in the wild they are every bit as twisted...
 

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That's beautiful scenery Bnut! Where is this? One of the channel islands? Those small twisty oaks are awesome. Are they scrub oaks?
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That's beautiful scenery Bnut! Where is this? One of the channel islands? Those small twisty oaks are awesome. Are they scrub oaks?
Si
This was on Catalina. I just call them coastal oaks or scrub oaks. Either way, they are very scrubby looking :) But that's why we like 'em :)
 

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These are great! Thank you for posting these photos. We can all use nature images like these to inspire designs in our bonsai.
 

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If they are on Catalina they may be Quercus tomentella, island oak which are endangered and only grow on the islands of So. Cal.
 
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Those images are what it's all about for me... I don't mind a beautiful crown... but give me structure and gnarly movement like that, and all is right with the world. ;)

Kindest regards,

Victrinia
 

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