The life of an oak in Menlo Park

by Alisa Voris on January 17, 2011

As Menlo Park residents, we pass under oak trees daily, usually giving them little thought. They stand out in my mind as stately and majestic features in our landscape, but they can be dangerous. Here another majestic oak falls to its demise; these mysterious trees are so complex and seemingly strong, but that can be an illusion. It’s only when they fall, crushing all that’s below, that one realizes how strong and huge they actually are. This tree is located near the 700 block of Ringwood Ave. I first noticed the fallen tree on last Friday (1/14).


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