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Fagaceae -- Beech family

    William I. Stein

    Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana), a broadleaved  deciduous hardwood common inland along the Pacific Coast, has the  longest north-south distribution among western oaks-from  Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to southern California. It is  the only native oak in British Columbia and Washington and the  principal one in Oregon. Though commonly known as Garry oak in  British Columbia, elsewhere it is usually called white oak, post  oak, Oregon oak, Brewer oak, or shin oak. Its scientific name was  chosen by David Douglas to honor Nicholas Garry, secretary and  later deputy governor of the Hudson Bay Company.


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William I. Stein

Source: Silvics of North America

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