The Oaks aren’t all right

Old Green Valley Truck Trail runs under a canopy of old Coast Live Oaks; Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Poway, California

I’ve been sitting on this photo for a really long time — and now that I share it, it is yet another memory, of something that is no more. This “tunnel” of Coast Live Oaks, like a canopy of ancient branches over the Green Valley Truck Trail at the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve (BSER), is now severely reduced, because a good part of the oaks that had formed it fell victim to the combination of drought stress, wind… climate change.

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