Scientific Name: Quercus chrysolepis
Nativity: Western North America
Acorns from this tree were a Native American staple. Often, the tannins were leached out of the acorn before roasting and used as a coffee substitute. Not only for human use, these acorns are a vital part of the pacific northwest ecosystem. California ground squirrels, dusky-footed wood rats, and acorn woodpeckers are just a few of the wildlife species that utilize these acorns as a primary food source. California live oak wood was also the most common wood used by west-coast settlers to construct farm implements, ships, and furniture.
DBH: 10.9 inches