12 responses to “Quercus lobata”

  1. Mark Binder

    Great photo. It has a 3d quality as if image stacking was used. Or, was it simply the magic of light?

  2. philippe de spoelberch

    Hi Daniel,
    When encountering isolated mature trees I am always interested to understand why it is there, why there are no seedlings or juvenile trees around. Is grazing the only culprit? Are there any other trees that can survive the ecology of this area and the grazing?
    Who is responsible for grazing? Any cattle involved?
    Best from Arboretum Wespelaar
    Philippe de Spoelberch

  3. Love Albrecht Howard

    That is GLORIOUS!

  4. Carrie

    Hi Philippe,
    Yes, this area is heavily grazed by cattle.

  5. Bonnie

    What a beautiful image Daniel! (it will grace my desktop OK?) As a simple layman information may be beyond my grasp but I will study it. Of course at my age I’ll forget it. 🙂

  6. Chris Shankar

    A stunning photo of a magnificent tree – thank you for gracing our in-boxes with these marvelous photos during these worrisome times! Something to look forward to every day!

  7. Deb Collings in Tasmania

    What a wonderful exemplar of the strength of oak trees with those massive horizontal branches.

  8. Lindsay

    Thank you so much for continuing Botany POD all these years. I just can’t express how much I appreciate these beautiful images and descriptions of plants from all over the world. I live in Hawaii, which of course has plenty of beautiful tropical plants and trees but I love seeing what grows in other places. I have learned a lot over the years from your postings and continue to look forward to receiving them. Thank you for all that you do!

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