Archivos de Diario para octubre 2018

14 de octubre de 2018

Mathews: Blame the trees.

It’s not only the blue-purple blossoms that you jacarandas use to stain Californians’ cars, or the rats that your palms harbor. It’s not even that your out-of-control fires foul California’s air, destroy Californians’ homes and drain the state budget.

No, what really upsets me is that instead of being accountable for all the trouble you cause, you leave us humans to solve all your problems.

Anotado en octubre 14, domingo 11:11 por biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

11 de octubre de 2018

Effort is underway to preserve historic old oak in Jurupa Hills.

Back in 2009, a UC Riverside botanist discovered what was later to be identified as the third oldest living thing on the planet in the Jurupa Hills, just south of Fontana.

That scrub oak, a querus palmeri, started cloning itself from its roots 13,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age, when there were mammoths and saber-toothed cats living here.

Anotado en octubre 11, jueves 10:01 por biohexx1 biohexx1 | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

05 de octubre de 2018

Governor's Biodiversity Actions Mark Unprecedented Call for Native Plant Protection.

California Native Plant Society says these actions are among the first to unambiguously address the critical importance of saving California’s globally-important native plants.

Anotado en octubre 05, viernes 03:12 por biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

09 de octubre de 2018

Tony Tomeo Highlight: California black oak.

The most popular hardwood in California is essentially unavailable in nurseries. California black oak, Quercus kelloggii, provides between a quarter and a third of the hardwood timber harvested in California. One would not know it by its sporadic appearance within mixed forests of the coastal ranges. It is much more common in the Sierra Nevada, which might be why no one grows it.

Anotado en octubre 09, martes 11:27 por biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

23 de octubre de 2018

Pen in Hand: The Oak Creek Grove: hardy giants living where they're not supposed to grow.

There is an exclusive club located on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Only a small group of oldtimers belong, and they persist against daunting odds. As the years go by, they still stand strong and survive, despite wind, drought and long hot summers.

This unique enclave is a grove of Valley Oaks (Quercus lobata), and they occur in the most arid, desert conditions of any Valley Oaks in the world: about 7 miles southeast of Tehachapi, at the intersection of Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road and Oak Creek Road.

Anotado en octubre 23, martes 10:06 por biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario