|Unusual Trees Seen at Peachy Canyon, Isolated, ©B. Radisavljevic|
|Unusual Trees Seen at Peachy Canyon Surrounded by Other Trees|
When I enlarged the top portions in my photo editor, it does appear the two trees with the oddly shaped trunks are oaks, but judging from the bark they may be different species. One seems to have smoother back than the other. See some of the other oaks I have photographed in the North County in the related articles at the bottom of this post.
If you love oak trees as much as I do, you might want to own one or more of the books below. I own the first one, and it devotes about five pages to oaks common in California. It also has photos of the bark, leaves, and fruits of many of the other trees we see on our streets and in our parks. I bought my copy after the author led a nature walk to identify the trees in the Paso Robles City Park, and it's been a great help to me. After reading the reviews of Oaks of California, I'd like to buy that book, too, so that I can learn more about the oaks I see every day.