Lone Pine

Lone Pine

Digger Pine alone on the hill

Standing alone on its own hill, this Digger Pine rises high above the surrounding Oak savannah.

This is all grazing land, used for cattle and for hunting. This area, for example, is home to large numbers of feral pigs. Not a native species, they were released and escaped from local farms at the end of World War II, when it became uneconomical to raise pigs in California. The pig population has since increased, and without heavy hunting pressure the pigs become a major problem to local farmers. What they don't eat, they destroy.

Pig tracks were quite common along the road to this site.

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