Thursday, May 24, 2007

Blue Oak, Quercus douglasii

Blue Oak in front of MSOB. The Blue Oak is characterized by its "short, leaning trunk."


This has been one of the main feeding grounds at the medical school for the Western Tussock moth infestation this year. You can see the gaping holes in the leaves.


There was a period when larvae were literally dripping from the branches with frightening irregularity. People would walk with umbrellas. Damn you, Western Tussock moth larvae!

Western Tussock moth larvae

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