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California Bay
Umbellularia californica

Location: Las Palmas Ave just south of Mission Blvd.
District: Mission San Jose
Native to: Local
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen

Comments: Evergreen, native to California and Oregon cast ranges. Can grow to 75' high and over 100' wide. Leaves are powerfully aromatic. Its wood is heavy and has beautifully figured grain for craft objects such as vases, trays, bowls and pins.

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Illustration by Philip Eaker