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Title: Lithocarpus densiflorus (Hook. & Arn.) Rehd. tanoak

Author: Tappeiner, John C. II; McDonald, Philip M.; Roy, Douglass F.;

Date: 1990

Source: In: Burns R.M., Honkala, B.H., tech. coords. Silvics of North America. Volume 2, Hardwoods. Agriculture Handbook. 654. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 417-425

Publication Series: Agricultural Handbook

Description: Tanoak (Lithocarpus densiflorus), also called tanbark-oak, is an evergreen hardwood that, with other species in the genus, is considered a link between the chestnut, Castanea, and the oak, Quercus (19). Tanoak has flowers like the chestnut and acorns like the oak. This medium-sized tree grows best on the humid moist slopes of the seaward coastal ranges. It usually occurs in a complex mixture with conifers and other hardwoods, but often forms pure even-aged stands. The wood is hard, strong, and fine-grained. Tanoak is designated a commercial species in California. Current major uses are for fuel and pulp. The acorns are a valuable food source for many kinds of wildlife.

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Tappeiner, J.C., II; McDonald P.M.; Roy D.F. 1990. Lithocarpus densiflorus (Hook. & Arn.) Rehd. tanoak. In: Burns R.M., Honkala, B.H., tech. coords. Silvics of North America. Volume 2, Hardwoods. Agriculture Handbook. 654. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 417-425.

 


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