Prize Fighter, The Jeffrey Pine (Pinus jeffreyi) that brought me to tears during a Saturn/Mars/Moon conjunction on the horizon.

Marble Mountians, CA

Valley Oak (Quercus lobata) with meristems.

Big Sur, CA

Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)

Sedona, Arizona

Under an endemic Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa) canopy.

Point Lobos, Monterey 

Lombardy Poplars (Populus nigra 'Italica') in their glory.

Mono Lake, Ca

 It Is Important To Get Out Into The Wilderness; to observe and appreciate trees in the natural landscape.  Taking note of where trees naturally grow, what sun or wind exposure they prefer, or what water requirements they may have helps us to better understand how to use them and care for them in the urban setting.  Our goal is to yield valuable trees with long, safe and useful life expectancies.

Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)

East Bay Hills

Wild Fire, Mountian Hemlock                     (Tsuga mertensiana)

Marble Mountians

Fleshy Cones of a California Yew (Taxus brevifolia)

Marble Mountians

Water Birch (Betula occidentalis)  on some back road in S. California

Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) 

Southern Colorado

Young Grey (Ghost) Pine (Pinus sabiniana)

Ownes Peak Wilderness

Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) in Patriarch Grove, Extremely (Pluto) Old (Saturn)

White Mountians, CA

 Joshua Tree              (Yucca brevifolia)

 Joshua Tree National  Park, CA

Spreading root zone of a Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis)

Eastern Sierra

Red bark of a Red Fir (Pinus magnifica) and Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) understory

Kings Canyon, CA

Canyon Live Oak (Quercus chrysolepis) along Hwy 40, CA

Coast Live Oak  (Quercus agrifolia) woodland

Briones, CA

Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) 

near Yosemite

Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta) 

Sequoia National Park, CA

Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa), Endemic range

Point Lobos, CA

Moist Coast Live Oak woodland (Quercus agrifolia)

Hearts of Desire Beach, Tomales Bay, CA

Male strobilus, Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva)

White Mountians, CA

Foxtail Pine (Pinus balfouriana)

Onion Valley, Eastern Sierra, CA

Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giaganteum)

Merced Grove, CA

Messages Regarding Intimate Relationship, Foxtail Pine (Pinus balfouriana)

Marble Mountains, CA

Magnolias Blooming (Magnolia spp.)

Strybing Arboritum, San Francisco Golden Gate Park, CA

Black Oak and Hawk at Sunset (Quercus kelloggii) 

Briones, CA

Big Leaf Maple and a fall day (Acer macrophyllum)  

South of Big Sur on a little windy road, CA

Big Leaf Maple canopy (Acer macrophyllum)  

Jenner, CA

Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) reflecting Big Tooth Maple (Acer granddidentatum) 

Sedona, AZ

Italian Stone Pine or Parasol Pine (Pinus pinea) and how they grow in France

Antibes, France

European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) in Basque Country


Downy Birch (Betula pubescens) Loch Lomond, West Highland Way, Scotland

The Survivor, Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) Just outside Kinlochleven West Highland Way, Scotland

Red Firs (Abies magnifica), Sierra Angelica (Angelica lineariloba), and gloaming light.

Marble Mountians, CA

Red Firs (Abies magnifica), Sierra Angelica (Angelica lineariloba), and gloaming light.

Marble Mountians, CA

Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) in golden light


Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) 

New Orleans City Park, Historic Oak Grove