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1 Oak Woodlands Types of oak woodlands Coast live oak, blue oak, and valley oak Human uses of oaks and impacts on oak woodlands Reading: Plants of San Luis Obispo Page 37, plant description from 38-67 Oaks (Quercus spp.) Genus: Quercus - From the Celtic words for fine tree Acorn - single seed, indehiscent Wind pollinated, catkins (inflorescence) Some oaks are over 1000 years old Extremely dense and valuable wood 500 species of oaks all over the world Oak Woodlands Oak woodlands form one of the most characteristic vegetation types in California Cover ~ 10% of the state Almost entirely restricted to the state 19 species in California 10 trees 9 shrubby Most are endemic Vegetation Characteristics Oak woodlands are dominated by trees (mostly oaks) 15–70 ft tall. Open savannas to closed-canopy woodlands Scattered trees and shrubs with an understory of grasses and forbs Savanna woodlands - grassland understory,
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course BIO 114 taught by Professor Ritter during the Spring '09 term at Cal Poly.

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