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Wow this is great Barbara!  Good to have as an offering to free time in Plaza.  Thank you!! 

Suzy Q 


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Dennis,

I believe there's one in in the north east corner of Sonoma Square.

Thank you to all who responded. I knew the guild would be a good source of knowledge! I also found that  there are Cork Oaks somewhere on the campus of the Napa Valley College, and one in downtown Napa in a plaza near the corner of First and Randolph Streets.
Thank you all! 
Dennis



That’s great, Greg! Impressive knowledge there.
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Sorry, I don’t know of any in a public park in Sonoma, but there may be some even in the plaza there. That might be findable online. or maybe at the General Vallejo home. Or at a winery along its entry drive. A lot of googling may find you some.
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There are several at TransBay Park on the 4th floor there in that lovely garden setting. Toward the east end of the park on the south side. They like the sun. They’re not big, but they’re definitely Quercus suber.
- Newton
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Found the actual pdf file of the Sonoma Plaza trees -over 60 different types of trees in the plaza - including that cork oak!


Barbara Dimas
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Beautiful!!



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There is a cork oak in Sonoma Plaza - 
Sonoma is lucky to host an attractive Cork Oak living in the northeast corner of the plaza near the Bear Flag Monument. Stop by and take a look at this lovely specimen. Note its deeply fissured spongy bark and its tough grey-green leaves.

I used to have a map of all of the trees in Sonoma Plaza that the Visitor's Center provided.  There are many different types of trees in that plaza.

Barbara Dimas
Certified Guide, San Francisco Tour Guide Guild
English, Italian, German
San Francisco Bay Area
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The map is no longer on the website, but I found this image of it online -
Tree map of Sonoma Plaza

Barbara Dimas
Certified Guide, San Francisco Tour Guide Guild
English, Italian, German
San Francisco Bay Area
cell: 415.652.2990



There is a cork oak in Sonoma Plaza - 
Sonoma is lucky to host an attractive Cork Oak living in the northeast corner of the plaza near the Bear Flag Monument. Stop by and take a look at this lovely specimen. Note its deeply fissured spongy bark and its tough grey-green leaves.

I used to have a map of all of the trees in Sonoma Plaza that the Visitor's Center provided.  There are many different types of trees in that plaza.

Barbara Dimas
Certified Guide, San Francisco Tour Guide Guild
English, Italian, German
San Francisco Bay Area
cell: 415.652.2990



Here's a map of Lake Merritt's trees, including a blurb on each. This is my hood.


Map of where the trees can be found

A = Giant Sequoia & Coast Redwood

B = London Plane Tree

C = Canary Island Pine

D = Australian Tea Tree

E = Cork Oak

F = Strawberry Tree

G = Blue Atlas Cedar

H = Cajeput Tree

I = Coast Live Oak


A Guide to Some Trees at Lake Merritt


Greg

Trefethen corks still there as of 6 months ago. Also in big garden of Ferrari-Carano in Dry Creek Vly.  -Jesse W.

Yes I think there are cork oaks at trefethen st the entrance and at duckhorn near the parking lot but I haven’t been either venue since the fires so I don’t know if any of them were affected

Sharon Traeger 
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Greetings Guild Members,
I’m wondering if anyone knows the location of any individual cork oak trees in Sonoma or Napa Valleys. Since wine corks come from the bark of these trees, I’m thinking it would be good to show people a cork oak while visiting the wine country.

I thought I remember Rutherford Ranch Winery having one, but I’m wondering if there are any in public locations, where I don’t have to be tasting at the winery. As I’ve come be able at identify the tree, I see that there are several at Lake Merritt near Grand Ave in Oakland. The Chapel Green at St Mary’s College has several. Since the Spanish Missionaries made wine, some of the Missions may have them. I know that the Carmel Mission has one, which is labeled.

Any info is appreciated.
Thank you.
Dennis

Dennis Butzlaff
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