Thursday, December 3, 2009

The official Oakland oak tree

This symbol of Oakland can be found on all city and public school vehicles, websites, and stationary. This large, old tree is in front of City Hall in Frank Ogawa Plaza. The oak tree symbol refers back more than 150 years when the East Bay was covered in oak forests and Oakland was the local vacation spot and rural getaway for San Francisco citizens. Oakland's population grew significantly after the 1906 earthquake.


  1. Hi Carolyn,
    I see you are new into the CDP, so, welcome!
    Thank you so much for your comment, I am glad you enjoy my blog.
    Your country is so beautiful, I am looking forward to seeing it through your photos. Ciao!

  2. You are a very good photographer, and I like your subject matter.

    May I use some of your photos on my blog? With attribution, of course.

  3. What's the species of this tree? (Apparently there are 600 varieties of oak.)