To Waldo via W. Fork of Illinois River
[July 14, 1907]
-Pinus monticola. On waters of W. Fork Illinois River. Bears at 30 to 35 years, but also noted bearing at 13 years.
-Pinus Lambertiana, a few scattered trees on waters of W. Fork Illinois river.
-Pinus ponderosa, frequent, abundant about Waldo. Long cones with horizontally radiating scales. One of the approximation to P. Jeffreyi.
-Quercus Californica, common about Waldo.
-Quercus Garryana, frequent about Waldo. Occurs as shrub, small tree and tree 50 ft. [feet] high with trunk 2 or 3 ft. diam. [feet diameter]. The old trees do not hold any of the old leaves. The young growth does. I notice it on growth 4 to 14 feet high, but individuals standing alongside will be without the dead leaves. I have never noticed to my memory persistent dead leaves on Quercus Breweri. But I cannot see that the shrubs here differ in any particular from the Quercus Breweri of the Kaweah region. The shrubs here have rather loosely broken bark in the tops of undoubted Quercus Garryana. Leaves of 2 (indefinite) kinds are noticeable in their extreme forms
[To Waldo via W. Fork of Illinois River]
July 14, 1907
-Quercus densiflora. Patch on hillside near Waldo and an occasional tree seen on the lower part of East Fork Illinois. The keeper at the stage station on the west fork Illinois told me that there was a large body of it to the west of Selma, Oregon, on the Illinois River. I think he said he passed though it for 25 miles. He calls it Sovereign Oak which is the name for it in southwestern Oregon. He says Oregon White Oak is used for tanning. I showed him a specimen of Quercus densiflora and he recognized it as Tan Oak. He also gave corroborative evidence, saying that his partner who was with him on the Illinois trip told him Sovereign Oak was used for tanning in California; and that the wood was worthless, rotting very quickly.
-Linnaea borealis, in fl. [flower]. E. fork Illinois.
-Lawson Cypress, both forks Illinois.
-Pinus attenuata is unbranched (main axis) or with main axis branched in usually 2 or 3 strictly erect forks bearing cones heavily. This latter case is very usual and characteristic. I have seen old trees with horizontally spreading branches bearing cones but only old trees.
-Waldo is a village of a hotel, general store and post office, blacksmith shop, half a dozen shacks or houses. It is hopelessly crude and rough. The surrounding country to the very village is pretty. If on they would