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Our natives at play...


By stan510


Poppys and Live Oaks with a tree that has white flowers. Non native. Sort of a western feel to downtown Pleasanton.

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Nice photos, other than the giveaway overjead traffic lights they could be British!
the white blossom tree reminds me of a flowering cherry, a prunus, flowering before the leaves
a closeup may confirm or deny it.

15 Mar, 2015


Doesn't matter where you are the sight of the blossom is always a welcome sight....

15 Mar, 2015


Looks like ornamental pear trees. They are favorites for shading commercial sidewalks. Their roots go deep with little spread so they don't lift the concrete up over time. In the fall their leaves turn red and all drop simultaneously within one or two days which makes cleaning the walks a one shot deal. The same goes with their spring flowers and miniscule fruit. They are disease resistant and can well tolerate all weather conditions, even prolonged drought. It pays for itself when considering repair cost to city and residential sidewalk damage from the shallow rooted trees. I have a commercial property and my landscaper suggested the these trees be planted. I'm glad I did, they serve their purpose exceedingly well.

15 Mar, 2015


Pam,lets just call it Pleasantonshire!
Loose,That's it. Flowering ornamental Pear. Beautiful tree- lights up the street.

15 Mar, 2015


They sound like the ideal street tree Loosetife.

15 Mar, 2015


I have three and they're pretty but I'm allergic to them. Mine will be blooming soon & so here comes the sneezing.

17 Mar, 2015

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