Photograph by @cookjenshel
We photographed "The Witness Tree", an Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana), when it was just beginning to change into its fall colors. This stately tree, standing watch over its namesake hundred-acre vineyard, once marked a land boundary in Oregon in 1854. It is one of 60 trees featured in our new book, Wise Trees, coming out on October 17th. This is the time of year the pinot noir and chardonnay grapes are normally harvested at the Witness Tree vineyard near Salem, Oregon, and the aroma while we worked was intoxicating.
Tragically that is not the case for the famous wine regions of California, whose valleys are currently filled with life threatening smoke. Our thoughts are with all who have lost loved ones and property in the deadly fires currently raging in California.
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