Oak Woodland Habitat
In this habitat, plants are mostly oak trees, 20-60 ft. tall. Coastal live oak is the #1 species. A few grasses and shrubs appear in between the trees. In Poway, oak woodland grows in valleys and north-facing sides of hills and canyons, receiving 15-30 inches of rain per year, most in the winter months. Much of the water is lost through runoff. The area thrives in hot summers.
The valley floors are filled with erosional material from adjacent slopes. Water from well-drained hillsides accumulates in the soil of the valley floor. As a result, the conditions favor the growth of oaks and grasses rather than the development of dense chaparral shrubs.
Plants of this Habitat:
Coast Live Oak – Quercus agrifolia
Animals of this habitat:
Reptiles and Amphibians
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