Gambel's oak

Gambel's oak

quercusgambelii.
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Habitat Alkali sacaton Grama Browse grassland grassland Apache plume (Fallugia -- 14 paradoxa) Cliff fendlerbush (Fendlera -- -- rupicola) Four-wing saltbush 81 6 (Atriplex canescens) Gambel's oak (Quercus -- -- gambelii) Gray oak (Quercus grisea) -- -- Little leaf sumac (Rhus 1 16 microphylla) Mountain mahogany -- 13 (Cercocarpus montanus) Scrub live oak (Quercus -- 9 turbinella) Squawbush (Rhus trilobata) -- 9 Wavy leaf oak (Quercus -- 2 pauciloba) Winterfat -- 30 (Krascheninnikovia lanata) Wright's silktassel (Garrya -- <1 wrightii) Total (browse) 82 99 Total (all shrubs) 164(<1) 494(1) Percentage cover 7.
The overstory vegetation at Fort Lewis A is predominately ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and Gambel's oak (Quercus gambeli); understory vegetation is primarily blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), black grama (B.
Although Gambel's oak is abundant at the Fort Lewis trapping sites and copious numbers of acorns were attached to the trees and on the ground in 1994, we did not observe acorns on trees there between spring 1995 and fall 1997.
Canopy trees were quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), white fir (Abies concolor), ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa, white pine (Pinus strobiformis), and Gambel's oak (Quercus gambellii).
When I began hunting Mearns quail a half-dozen years ago, I discovered that the cover--blue and Gambel's oaks growing on steep, grassy hillsides--was surprisingly thick.