- Platanus racemosa. In S. Cal. [Southern California] the trunks always prostrate - at least about Claremont. - Universally called Sycamore. I never saw a tall erect tree - H. P. Chandler, Dec. 1899.
- Douglas Fir. Cones from Washington, L. E. Hunt, average 1 3/4 inches long. Longest I have from California = 3 1/2 inches long. Do not believe they will be found as long as Sargent indicates_ except very rarely.
_ 2 - 4 1/2 inches
- Picea Etc. Economic notes on cone-bearers of Alaska, See W. J. Gorman, Pitt. 3, 65-70.
- Rain. Some trees like the Live Oak (agrifolia) seem to keep the ground dry beneath the tree in case of showers. Cf. other trees.
The leaves of Quercus agrifolia were badly eaten off this year, the side hill south in Strawberry Canyon looked like an Eastern deciduous wood in winter - not a leaf on the tree. Some trees were not denuded. Most at this time (December 6, 1899) are green with new growth as if it were spring. But that it is not the proper time for new shoots to come forth is evidenced by the north wind storm of the last few days. The wind has torn off the tender leaves and twigs and drifted them against the path sides, as is autumn leaves.