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Valley Oak
Quercus lobata

Location: School St.
Park: Niles Community Park
District: Niles
Native to: California
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous tree native to the Central Valley and foothills of the interior of California. It has dark silver-green leaves which are deeply and irregularly lobed, large rounded acorns, and dark brown bark. Tree tends to a round shape with width and height being about equal. Mature trees to 70', but specimen is only about 15'. Tree is drought tolerant but needs a reliable source of ground water.

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Illustration by Hugh Danaher