mass of Douglas Spruce there, and in the protecting centre of it showed the gray cones of the Tan Oak. There were clumps of Garry Oak, or scattered trees, and along the gullies Bay Laurel or [illegible] a clump of other trees on the slope, bare knolls, a Maul Oak all in yellow-green now and fluffy with its mass of new verdure and flowers standing on a projecting knoll on the slope and attracting the eye's attention from the other trees -- and the brown brown slopes and glades everywhere between. Every point of the Bay Laurel is erect and it is a dense tree -- otherwise it has little
June 11, 1903.
distinction. The Douglas Spruce is nowhere a forest here or even a grove scarcely -- at least not a grove by itself. It merely gives spirit to the tree growth by springing above the lower growth.
- Tan Oaks have trunks like birches sometimes but such growths are young trees about 8 or 9 in. trunk diameter.
- Ceanothus Parryi is surely the most handsome Ceanothus in California when in flower. We saw a fine individual between here and Garberville. C. thryciflorus was with it.