In a swag on the W side of a gulch lined with Douglas spruce and tanbark oak timber with exposure toward the S.
The structure is similar to that of California live oak, but the pores of tanbark oak are smaller.
There is heavy Douglas spruce and tanbark oak timber on the southern side of the creek.
A few months later, when fire runs through, the end of the tanbark oak on that tract is accomplished.
What occurred with chestnut oak and hemlock in the East, is occurring with tanbark oak in the West.
In northern California the bark is sometimes mixed with that of tanbark oak and sold to tanneries.
It would seem, therefore, that the tanbark oak will hold at least part of the ground where nature planted it.