Tanoaks exist in a category of their own. While they look like oaks, they’re actually the evolutionary link between oaks and chestnuts.
“ I made up my mind that the forest will be a place for me and my family. ”
- Lawrence Walters
Native to the western United States, this unusual species is known for its mossy exterior, leathery leaves, and spiny acorns.
Beyond providing tannin for tanning hides, these acorn-bearing trees are a food source for local wildlife.