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Self-Guided Tour Sign #13 -- Restoration and Riparian Trees

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The number of different types of trees that are found in the Park is remarkable.  Here is a partial list of trees found in the Park that are native to Siskiyou County: 

Common Name (Genus and species)

American Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Big Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum)

Black Cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa)

California Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii)

California Hazel (Corylus cornuta californica)

Canyon Live Oak (Quercus chrysolepis)

Chokecherry/Bitter Cherry (Prunus virginiana var. demisa or P. emarginata)

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Fremont's Cottonwood (Populus fremontii)

Incense Cedar (Calocedrus decurrens)

Madrone (Arbutus menziesii)

Manzanita (Arctostaphylus sp.)

Mountain Maple (Acer glabrum var. glabrum)

Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana)

Mountain Whitethorn (Ceanothus cordulatus)

Oak - Canyon Live (Quercus chrysolepis)

Oak - California Black (Quercus kelloggii)

Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttallii)

Sugar Pine (Pinus lambertiana)

White Alder (Alnus rhombifolia)

Wild Plum (Prunus sp.)

Willow (Salix sp.)

In addition to the native trees listed above, the Park has numerous non-native trees.  Some of these trees were planted some 150 years ago by the McCloud-Masson family when they operated the Upper Soda Springs Resort.  Here is a partial list of the non-native trees found in the Park:

Apple Tree (Malus hybrid)

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

Hawthorn (Crataegus)

Pear Tree (Pyrus sp.)

Walnut (Juglans sp.)

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