Effort is underway to preserve historic old oak in Jurupa Hills.

Back in 2009, a UC Riverside botanist discovered what was later to be identified as the third oldest living thing on the planet in the Jurupa Hills, just south of Fontana.

That scrub oak, a querus palmeri, started cloning itself from its roots 13,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age, when there were mammoths and saber-toothed cats living here.


Posted by biohexx1 biohexx1, October 11, 2018 10:01



Great story, thanks for sharing!

Posted by aguilita over 1 year ago (Flag)

Yes, I love the ancients.

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