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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Large Oak Tree (Quercus garryana)

I spent several hours lighting this large oak tree (Quercus garryana) in the Willamette Valley, Oregon - a remnant of the oak savanna that used to dominate parts of the valley. Less than 2 percent of that oak savanna remains. But research by Oregon State University scientists suggests the scattered giants standing alone in farm fields continue to play a pivotal role in the Willamette Valley ecosystem. You can read more about this story here.

remnant oak tree
oak tree (Quercus garryana)

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Portland, Oregon, United States
Husband, Father, Student Of Natural History, Photographer