Thursday, May 24, 2007

Blue Oak, Quercus douglasii

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

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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.

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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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