"Oaks amend the soil overtime, with their own leaves and build natural mycorrhizal fungus they need to survive. Gradually they become islands of natural fertility that improves the health of nearby plants."
Calscalpe...California Native Plant Society
deciduous, or ever green in warmer climates. I watch. some leaves fall, some will remain. I keep calling this upcoming season Winter. Because of where i'm "from". Winter doesn't really apply here. What did the native, the first peoples, call the months that are coming? Rain Months?