Scrub oak trees provide for many

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This healthy scrub oak tree is thriving in Anza.
The California scrub oak provides food, shelter and shade for people, animals and insects. Quercus berberidifolia is the most common variety of scrub oak in the Anza Valley and is known by several common names, including Inland scrub oak, California scrub oak and just plain scrub oak. These plants can be found from the Northern California coastal foothills to Baja California, Mexico. They usually grow below 5,000 feet of elevation and are commonly associated with the chaparral plant community. Scrub oaks are small, evergreen shrubs, rarely growing taller than 10 feet, but larger 15 foot examples have been found in areas with perfect habitat and plenty of water. These slow-growing plants are
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