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Title: Quercus kelloggii Newb., California black oak

Author: McDonald, P.M.;

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: 661-671.

Publication Series: Agricultural Handbook

Description: California black oak (Quercus kelloggii) exceeds all other California oaks in volume, distribution, and altitudinal range. Yet this deciduous hardwood has had little sustained commercial use and almost no management, even though its wood closely resembles that of its valuable, managed, and heavily used counterpart-northern red oak (Quercus rubra)-in the Eastern United States. First collected in 1846 near Sonoma, CA, the species was not named until 1857 when John Newberry called it kelloggii in honor of Albert Kellogg, a pioneer California botanist and physician. In later botanical works, the species was called Q. californica and black oak or Kellogg's oak. Acorns of California black oak were carried from San Francisco to England in 1878. Thirty-two years later, trees from these acorns were described as being 30 feet tall and making good growth.

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McDonald, P.M. 1990. Quercus kelloggii Newb., California black oak. 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: 661-671.

 


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