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A Year of Spectacular Growth

Q. crassifolia Bonpl. puts on record growth in Arboretum des Pouyouleix

13,000 year-old Quercus palmeri discovered

Jurupa Hills oak may be California's oldest plant

Researchers from UC Davis and UC Riverside say the 75-foot-wide Palmer's oak shrub has lived about 13,000 years despite inhospitable surroundings, regenerating itself with new shoots.

Michael May, an undergraduate student at UC Davis, next to a clone of a Palmer's Oak in Riverside County. (Dan May)
 

 

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