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Friday, October 21, 2016

Hill's oaks and fall color at Pleasant Valley Conservancy

This has not been one of our better years for fall color. The last half of September was cold and rainy, and it has only been in middle of October that we really had any color, and it went fast.

I had a post in 2010 which gives some detail about Hill's oaks at PVC. Here are two pictures showing fall color. According to some sources, Hill's oak is sometimes planted in urban areas because of its nice fall color.

Both of these photos were taken around the edge of Toby's Prairie, which is the area with the most Hill's oaks.

This species is found primarily in sandy areas. Those specimens around Toby's are mostly still fairly small, but there is an area with larger Hill's in Unit 19B, as shown on the distribution photo below.


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