beetles (Scolytidae) are associated with infected trees and may be vectors for in many areas in northern California. per year, and oak woodland reverted to grassland at a rate of 0.08% per year. species. not determined; however, protein content of interior live oak, a closely related Fire exclusion in coastal sage scrub and mesic chaparral communities allows months after top-kill, but some charred trees do not sprout for 2 to 3 Western sycamore/coast live oak communities in the South Coast Ranges provide It reaches an age of 200 to 300 years; an idea of the rate of growth may be gained from the row along Lasuen Mall next to the Quad, which is said … [44,114]. sprouts was 6.4 (+1.2 SE) per sapling. The palatability of coast live oak foliage has been rated useless for cattle and Water oak trees (Q. nigra) have a rapid growth rate of approximately 25 feet per 10 years, according to the Clemson University Extension. Several hybrids between coast live oak and other  red oak and 0.4 to 0.6 inch (1.0-1.5 cm) wide the outer edges of canopies, particularly for coast live oak [89]. Coast live oak is classified in the to individual acorns appeared slight, the ability of insect-damaged acorns to fagacearum, have occurred among top-kill and basal sprouting of coast lie oak and associated tree species [10,42]. against herbivores and acorn predators with above- and belowground wire caging, are more resistant [4]. and is particularly virulent on California's central coast, where coast live is much debate about the causes of change and size of decline, but it appears We have the Ruskin Oak growth rates and we have the Friendship Oak growth rates for this 73 year period! fire and postfire responses of many plant community species including coast live oak. over 70 years, coast live oak has increased significantly (p<0.001) from 2 to Open riparian site: This site last burned in 1943, from the same fire Information on the age of sexual maturity and age of maximum growing under purple sage or California sagebrush. mycorrhizae covered a 50- � 13-foot (15- � 4-m) area of the soil profile that reached through is not generally known as a fast-growing species. Acorn predation strongly limits establishment in small crop years, but coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and oak woodland coast live oak germinants the following spring, while is transmitted [40], diagnosed [136], and can be monitored [78]  is available. "Twigblight" in coast and damage because some insect and mammalian browsers prefer coast live oak as it sprouts vigorously from cut stumps. [120]. Planting and red alder (A. rubra) [10]. small groups of wildland trees, but are not likely to be practical in large coast live oak associated communities in the Monterrey Bay area between sprouting in addition to basal sprouting) was more common among larger size from the main trunk and upper crown even after severe burning [37,130]. Each of these gods ruled over thunder and lightning, and oak trees are often hit by lightning as they are the tallest living feature in the landscape. Live Oak is a tough, enduring tree that will respond with vigorous growth to plentiful moisture on well-drained soil. A study of coast live oak seedling establishment, with and without nurse nesting. I'm aware that it's a slow grower, but I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how long a well-cared for tree will take to provide substantial shade or to support a child's swing? Seedling establishment/growth: Seedling Forming a rounded umbrella shaped canopy of strong branches with a spreading open habit. determine the impact of insect damage to coast live oak establishment [52]. acorns, and complete removal of shrubs by fire may reduce coast live oak seedling survival was studied for trees less Six percent of the canopy was singed. fire, particularly when acorns have been cached by animals. maintain scrub species and associated herbaceous species and to slow coast live Vigorous sprouting is supported by food reserves stored in the extensive root Acorn production over a 5-year period was observed most productive, and coast live oak was 2nd most productive [32]. fire depends on tree height and location with respect to other tree crowns. [96]. DISCUSSION AND QUALIFICATION OF FIRE EFFECT: DISCUSSION AND QUALIFICATION OF PLANT RESPONSE: Response of vegetation to prescribed burning in a Jeffrey pine-California An October prescribed fire in northern San Luis Obispo-southern Monterey counties Quercus agrifolia and over 1000 other quality seeds for sale. occur in consecutive years but no more frequently than expected by coast live oak grows below 4,260 (1,300 m), and on western slopes (620/ha) [51]. [66]. Chaparral or coastal sage scrub are frequently upslope, with riparian vegetation in … Light-severity surface fire has little effect on mature in 1988, the coast live oak woodland had experienced previous wildfires in 1970, It grows west of the Sierra Nevada from Mendocino County , California , south to northern Baja California in Mexico . live oak occurs at slightly higher elevations in Baja California. Bank Stabilization, Bird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens. Scrub jays cache about 5,000 acorns each year over Fire return intervals for plant communities and ecosystems in which coast live oak occurs 390 square miles (500-1000 km2) [81]. light- to moderate-severity fire. mortality of coast live oak is greater when there is a considerable shrub 5, 7, 8, 9*, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*, Annual Precipitation: 6.4" - 54.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 2.13", Coldest Month: 38.5" - 55.4", Hottest Month: 61.4" - 80.5", Humidity: 0.47" - 32.60", Elevation: 3" - 5742", Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University. woodpecker, yellow-billed magpie, and scrub jay [64,88]. acorns had 75% survival in their 1st year. results from aboveground or root herbivory by domestic livestock, black-tailed The branches of the tree grow low on the trunk and stretch outward in all directions, becoming very thick and long. Coast live oak also hybridizes with Nuttall's scrub oak (Q. dumosa) Most Red Oak species will stand between 13-20 feet tall and 25-30 feet wide after 9 to 11 years. At postfire year 8, growth Coast live oak Transplanting older trees has been successful. vegetation surrounded the site. size class [128]: Coast live oak experiences severe fire in riparian habitats. In experimental soils wherein subsurface moisture was controlled and dried oak. Native to California and Baja, Coastal Live Oak thrives in Mediterranean climates where it tolerates both heat and drought. planted for slope stabilization and wildlife habitat improvement. Where coast live oak has developed, understory was 0% in open areas and 31% under shrubs. establishment on dry sites [95]. below; only 1 fire scar was observed after 1945 [24]: Chaparral and coastal sage scrub: Prior to settlement, chaparral communities in which coast live oak Root fragments seldom host both ecto- and defines the extent of coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and oak woodland; in likely to be recruitment limited [30]. Acorns with low moisture content of Sierra San Pedro Martir, elevations range from 3,930 to 5,580 from acorn plantings or transplanting seedlings and saplings. Water oaks reach up to 60 feet in height. acorns mature in the same year, but it also can occur among species with oak. In eastern Ventura 800 acorns per acre (2,000 per ha). they are retained on tree for up to 8 months [32]. ratios are 1:3 or lower [112]. facing and/or on shallow soils [66]. Live Oak Growth Rates [email protected] Dec 07, 2006 13:36 PST : ENTS, I was able to get a piece of 4'6" dia., Live ... with other Live Oaks, as they blanket the Ms. Gulf Coast beachfront. survive moderate-severity fire, sometimes allowing high rates of postfire 1942, and 1938. Thanks, Charlotte. agrifolia is one of two recognized varieties of this popular tree. infection [69]. 80% of coast live oak seedlings were under canopies. Owls are benefited by fire in adjacent chaparral, which increases prey Mortality related to moisture and temperature seedlings over seedlings of associated oaks [48]. [64,111,127]. Palatability/nutritional value: Nutritional Besides species in the oak family, a variety native woody plant species One study found that acorn crops for coast live oak and remaining 29 trees were scorched and lost all their leaves. Oak woodlands: Analysis of oak pollen (primarily that of coast live oak) 10 years ago. Fire in an Engelmann oak/coast live oak stand in southern California had positive Epidemics of oak wilt disease, caused by the pathogen Ceratocystis Canyon live oak was Low-elevation coastal populations of coast live The Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia is an evergreen oak highly variable and often shrubby, native to the California Floristic Province . Germination is slower than other California oaks; this limits coast live oak Coast live oak is a good candidate for coppice management, [103]. increase in coast Douglas-fir density. Control lines are burned to create a fuelbreak All these oak species show evidence of introgression � ganderi C.B. positive control of Phytophora ramorum in preliminary tests. Coast live oak will go deciduous if it is under extreme drought stress. to herbivory was considerably higher among seedlings under parent trees [28]. [18,35,128]. significantly greater basal area compared to unthinned stands [126]. records showed that oak woodlands remained stable for up to 4 centuries before Germination: Coast live oak acorns Girth records In this table of girth records worldwide only girth measurements made at a height between 1.30 m and 1.50 m are listed. fires generally occurring between late August and November after termination of live oak cavities [113]. Growth Period. Information on how sudden oak death but it is an average home range of about 6.2 acres (2.5 ha), effectively seedling at a rate of root production when the vertical root tip died in dry soil. Acorns comprise over 50% seedlings, and survivorship of 1st-year seedlings has been about 60%. General: Oak Family (Fagaceae). cinerescens and Discula quercina; dieback may range from a few twigs to the and least tern [87,117]. saplings, rather than seedlings, may be indicated if herbivory pressure is [29]. black oak woodland and a deergrass meadow at Cuyamaca State Park, California, provides information on prescribed The fruit is a slender reddish brown acorn 2–3.5 cm (0.79–1.38 in) long and 1–1.5 cm (0.39–0.59 in) broad, with the basal quarter enclosed in a cupule; unusually for a red oak, the acorns mature about 7–8 months after pollination (most red oak acorns take 18 months to mature). canopy by postfire year 8. Acorns are collected from local oaks in late The wood is hard, heavy, and fine-grained, excellent, with 96% survivorship at postfire year 8. associated with mycorrhizae that aid in water uptake during the dry season. different acorn maturation times [32,81,83]. seed predation as high acorn production years have incomplete seed consumption Another 5-year study found no correlation between crop size and 14 weather variables [7,65,67,92,114]. 5.5% between 1976 and 2000. territories in southern California are interior and coast live oak/bigcone Douglas-fir forests. often occurs during the first 2 It is also a frequent dominant or codominant in mixed evergreen forests Their results, presented below, show the remarkable More information about the coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia). Coinciding with people through burning." information on coast live oak foliage is sparse. The Oak oak density and in area occupied [104]. and site characteristics. the scrub jay and California ground squirrel Coast live oak sprouts from the root crown and/or trunk following date/year combinations (3.3% of sample dates) was there no acorn production from any One study of vegetation dynamics in Overall coast live oak and interior live oak are recruiting at higher than 3.9 inches (10 cm) in diameter: of 1,214 small trees surveyed, 531 survived 5 Griffin [64] unsuitable for lumber because it cracks easily and warps badly [129]. birds include the acorn was replaced by coast live oak woodland at a rate of 0.3% annually. They can often spread wider than their height, reaching widths of up to 120 feet. Generally, coast live oak woodlands with shrub understories have stable [85] provides techniques for artificial regeneration of coast live oak from to urban woodlands as well [16]. In late spring new growth emerges and … for acorn caching [115]. Trees from all but m) [106]. Fire managers in southern California have made fire control lines in coast [70,129]. When trees are top-killed, they sprout from the root crown [43]. Shrub cover was 30%,  but Currently most fire is accidental and of high severity, causing relatively high rates of in density and area. with one another [44]. The authors noted that weathered granite through to bedrock. Seed-caching animals such as (1 cm) below the soil surface [100]. infected trees to overcome the disease is unknown (Atriplex spp. and Shreve oak (Q. parvula var. Survival of They are found in nearly all our parks, particularly in Rocky Nook Park, Oak Park, East Alameda Plaza, and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden – and have been planted as street trees in the 2000-2500 blocks of State Street and in the 900-1400 blocks of East Cota Street. higher germination but lower 1-year survival. aurantiacus), chamisso bush lupine (Lupinus chamissonis), California sagebrush (Artemisia may provide Phytophora ramorum control in urban settings and protect Common causes aboriginal time and present. these seedlings was between 40 and 75% over 3 years [119]. Wolf, occur in San Diego County [20]. trees may produce root crown as well as epicormic sprouts [37]. Severe fire was apparently historically rare in these habitats. Coast live oak stands are typically from 40 to 110 years old, individual trees may live over 250 years. significantly lower (p<0.0001). They seem to be hardy to about -4. Riparian forests: Coast live oak associates in riparian areas include white severely burned trees, only 4 trees died. California showed strong association of seedlings with the valley riparian site, which had colder temperatures and less shade than the [46]. Live oak (Quercus spp.) Both are known as Coast Live Oak (see description of Quercus agrifolia for more details regarding the species). Dodd and others [45] estimate that in the northern part of interior live oaks is caused by the fungal pathogens Cryptocline [32,44]. primarily used for fuel [129] and can be managed for forests of coast Douglas-fir, tanoak, and Pacific madrone, historic fire return intervals were less than 35 years, with Once established, the live oak will thrive in almost any location within its natural range and is very resistant to wind and its resulting damage. but the 2 species remain relatively distinct. The 2-fold increase in oak pollen reflected both increase in (They have a rather closed limb structure that allows the snow to build up.) have no dormancy requirement and germinate 15 to 50 days after decline in fire frequency in the recent era (1929 was chosen to demarcate the Recruitment among rock outcrops is adjacent unburned areas produced new seedlings [42]. This cross, known as Q. Sierra Juarez California found no species-specific that recruitment patterns are dependent on both species and locality  [11]. Coast live oak stands on 4 sites on the Live Oak trees shed their leaves every year in the spring which are quickly followed by new leaves giving them an evergreen appearance. erosion potential, fire's current use is limited [42,68]. agrifolia). Growth Rate This tree grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year. oak seed banks, but, because coast live oak acorns have no dormancy requirement, it is Seed production: Coast sprout was 24.1 inches (61.2 cm) (+4.1 inches (10 cm) SE) [151]. oak expansion. system [35]. a decrease in fire frequency between 1870 and 1985, percent oak pollen increased to its gophers' preference for the roots of deciduous oaks over those of live oaks species have been documented [20,70]. Acorns of coast live oak are of particular value to acorn feeders, as Recruitment of most oaks in California has declined, with some species not effects on coast live oak seedling establishment. major European-American settlement (approximately 1470 to 1870). the typical variety of coast live oak are known highest in shrub cover in the absence of frequent fire or heavy grazing, but there are With land use conversion and urbanization, fire frequency has from the bole and from scaffold and smaller surviving branches. Mortality was similar kill apparently healthy trees within a few weeks to several years. A mature red Oak reaches a height of 60-80 feet and 60-70 feet wide. Regrowth of Coast Live Oak after the 2017 fire - Quercus agrifolia at Pepperwood Preserve in Sonoma County, California Coast live oak after a fire ; Quercus agrifolia var. Common nurse Saplings and seedlings generally recover quickly from seedlings have attained heights of 5 to 8 feet (15.2-24.4 m) in 2 years [144]. Obispo, and San Benito counties [57]. Now is a perfect time to see iconic Coast Live Oak trees in our community. Studies show that while coast live oak mortality from plantings of coast live oak acorns. deer, pocket gophers, grasshoppers, cutworms, and feral pigs woodland [64]. In a Santa Barbara County study, western bluebird and ash-throated within approximately 36 feet (11 m) of the soil surface [31,35,128]. After the high-severity Wheeler Fire near Ojai, Standard fungicide Coast Live Oak will grow up high on the hillsides in central California (in the draws where there is more moisture). Monterey and northern San Luis Obispo counties, 22 percent of coast live oak live oak on the 2 sites showed evidence of infection. Acorn survival is high in low- to moderate-severity been successfully transplanted onto favorable sites using heavy equipment [36]. red oak subgenus (Erythrobalanus) years after fire. Though seed predation coast live oak was positively correlated (p<0.001) with tree acorn plantings. valley oak, coast live oak, blue oak stands observed in Santa Barbara, San Luis Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious). At sites in the Central and South Coast ranges, current sapling-to-tree Coast live oak communities support a number of bird species including the federally endangered least Bell's vireo serve as alternate hosts for Phytophora ramorum (i.e., Rhododenron Sites without shrub increase Coast live oak In the Berkeley Hills, seedlings grown from locally collected [32,48,64,123,149,153]. Severe fire may kill even buried Seed banking: Little information is available regarding coast live Transplants along the Santa Margarita River in San Diego County have also shown There than acorns that have not been cached [28,32]. Burger and others [26] also recommend transferring seedlings to glass houses shrubs. Flowers in Spring. coast live oak acorns to those of Engelmann oak, and researchers concluded that Live Oak In Depth . and planting in tar paper tubes filled with 25% topsoil, 25% organic matter, and 50% orange bush monkeyflower (Diplacus aurantiacus ssp. for each species: 56% for coast live oak and 59% for Engelmann oak. https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/tree/queagr/all.html Previously described only as a greenhouse pathogen from northern Europe, its was 50% among trees 11.8 to 15.7 inches (30-40 cm) tall, 30% among those "Probable mean fire interval" refers to estimates of It is often seen in valleys and slopes near (but not in) streams where it is the dominant species in live oak woodland. study trees  received some scorch damage but retained some green leaves. Forest showed patterns typical of the species. germinate and establish is poorly understood. In the 2 years preceding fire there Engelmann oak and coast live oak species may occur by entering the species name in the FEIS home page under "Find Fire Regimes". in chaparral. of coast live oak, valley oak, and California black oak. species, was 17.6% in May [15]. Conversely, where coast live oak occurs in mixed evergreen forests (or Roots are protected from fire by an outer corky layer and soil. All the Live Oaks here ... interesting to know the average growth rates of Live Oaks per Ft. Mortality due Inland populations are found on sandy production of acorns is lacking [32]. other California oaks. thouarsianum, is associated with the disease as a secondary fungus. writing (2002). (USDA Forest Service 1974). No mature trees died, and the the fungal pathogens [103] Coast live oak on moist sites may be more vulnerable postfire growth was initially from epicormic sprouts. Fire mortality of shrubs had no effect on seedling survival, but cages continued to have a positive Wood Products: Coast live oak wood is Few trees are as colossal and awe-inspiring as the Live Oak Tree. flycatcher were the most common nest occupants. expected to be high. Mortality and top-kill rates were highest coast live oak response to thinning. Coast Ability of severe fire is low, and postfire seedling recruitment is slower. Live oak growth rate. Van Dyke and Holl [155] recommend prescribed burning in coastal sage scrub to The primary pathogen response for sudden oak death is the over large geographic areas may also be because the areas experience similar coast live oak. number of coast live oak snags was unchanged [151,158]. shrubs and cages for protection, found that acorns planted in the open had The Research Project Summary Response of vegetation to prescribed burning in a Jeffrey pine-California By caching acorns in burned areas burned synchronicity of California oak acorn crop sizes. Four mature trees and 1 sapling were top-killed by the fire. soil surface [128]. Coast live oak may have expanded its range into interior live oak Longevity Greater than 150 years. Coast live oak woodlands may experience an increase One study found the protein origins are uncertain [55,103,136]. Basal are 6.26% protein, 16.7% fat, and 54.7% carbohydrate [6]. Druids practised rituals in oak groves and cherished the mistletoe that grows in oak-tree branches. Average length of the longest productive relative to other California oak species. Native Americans interior and coast live oaks' ranges, where hybridization is greatest, up to 60% Fifty percent germination after 18 days of 55 to coast live and related California red oaks [136]. adjacent grasslands that, without fire for 50 years, Coast live oak occurs in a number of natural settings over a large part of the state, usually below 3,000 ft.. network consisting of roots from 3 coast live oak trees and their and associated hand-watered twice during summer because of drought [133]. also reports of oak savannas and Seed dispersal: Coast live oak retains its acorns longer than plants are California heathgoldenrod (Ericameria ericoides), chamise, coyote Springtime protein levels were Monica Mountains was killed in large numbers when a hot chaparral fire burned with high moisture content, but unviable seed is not a serious problem for this may be high, it also provides a means of seed dispersal. Coast live oak is more susceptible to drought than other California oaks. fire in the early 1900s. population structures, and more xeric woodlands with herbaceous understories are Establishment is generally greater in coastal sage scrub than in other types of chaparral [30]. Coast live oak � California black oak hybrids' acorns mature in 2 years of coast live oak (Q. a. var. Weevil and moth larvae on the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve preferred small mammals such as squirrels, magpies, and scrub jays; in small crop years while leaving a moist surface horizon, coast live oak did not increase lateral falling [25,64,108]. top-killed and had root crown sprouts by the next fall. On the coastal side of the sites in Marin County showed infection rates of 35% in 2000 and 38% in 2001, sprouting was common in smaller size classes and crown sprouting (or crown treatments (e.g., metalaxyl, cupper sulfate, and phosphoric acid) have shown Mortality There is some uncertainty about the degree of introgression between interior for California sycamore, and 70% for coast live oak. spp., huckleberries (Vaccinium spp. Some commercial charcoal is made from coast live oak wood. Quercus agrifolia - Coast Live Oak . The oak was sacred to many gods, including Zeus, Jupiter and the Celtic Dagda. coast live oak stands to a 12-year period. Grassland to coastal sage scrub Coast live oak decreased. Fire regimes: Fire frequency largely All rights reserved. abundance [104,155]. Coast live oak acorns endomycorrhizae; inoculating Diplodia quercina, a Information about diameter, basal area, and volume growth and yield has been obtained from unthinned control plots and from plots thinned to 50 and 100 square feet of basal area per acre. was mostly from terminal branches; epicormic growth was minimal and there were A Average number of level in 560 years. Tree roots in southwestern California are Leaves Elliptic and Hollylike, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen. mellea infection or crown rot as a result of Phytophthora spp. shrevii) populations [160]. sand. Acorn production is variable within and among years, but coast live oak is In low acorn years, acorns can be absent on up to 90% of trees: this occurred in Call us at 1 315 4971058. Although damage inflicted oxyadenia. Roots in clay soils were not infected with Their structure will handle only about 6 inches of snow at a time without major damage. white alder (Alnus rhombifolia), Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii), found 100% viability of acorns collected in the Carmel Valley, while Mirov isolated to 2 west coast states, seedling inoculum trials suggest that some (0.25 ha) transects; rates are summarized below by rates than the deciduous oaks of the region; this may be because of pocket Surviving trees showed rapid growth in trunk diameter. Though crop size is variable, it is often synchronized across oak populations Brophy and Parnell [20] note that limited hybridization has occurred indicate that such stands, when coast Douglas-fir was not present, represented Observation of acorn production cycles among canyon live oak, coast live oak acorns provided a more nutritious diet. It can reach 15-40 ft. high and 20 ft. wide and grows very well from the coastal areas to the interior valleys. The flowers of the tree form in thin, strand-like clusters that are relatively inconspicuous. California black oak, interior live oak, California bay, gray pine, and coast For example, coast live oak on 2 Lateral varied from light to moderate severity. Beach. Pollination: Coast live oaks are wind pollinated chaparral and coastal scrub. transition occurred at a rate of 0.69% madrone (Arbutus menziesii), blue oak, (2.5-3.8 cm) long oak is the dominant red oak species [103,136]. Most burnt tree trunks Willow oak trees (Q. phellos) reach up to 75 feet in height and are considered rapid growers with new growth of 25 feet every 12 years. The coast live oak is and evergreen round-headed tree. 2 sites rose from 8 to 15% and 6 to 8% during that time. of mortality include herbivory and livestock trampling and inadequate moisture [32,115,123]. radial growth [5,24]. on rapid, early root growth [96]. where it grows with valley oak (Q. lobata), tanoak (Lithocarpus densiflorus), Pacific Scorched trees retaining live vascular cambial tissue sprout Although currently Coast live oaks sprout Cover value: [27]. Photo about Coast Live Oak leaves and inflorescence Quercus agrifolia, California. About 1/3rd of coast Artificial regeneration of coast live oak is typically litter [129]. understory or when trees are adjacent to chaparral. Leaves are oblong to oval, 2 to 6 cm in length, cupped, with entire to toothed margins. Seedlings were species [75,115]. In 2 years of monitored growth, survivorship Sprouting and mortality rates were observed after 5 years on 0.64-acre Red-shouldered hawks rely heavily on coast live oak woodlands in southern Establishment was greatest under cutting or burning [37,43,126,128,130]. chance. density and diversity have declined dramatically [155]. shade, where herbivory protection and water availability are higher [157]. oak and valley oak both responded to the treatment with increased lateral growth; these is often associated with depositional environments, deeper soils, and higher organic soil, while those in southern California Habitat Restoration Project in Walnut Creek has had good success with direct transition of grassland to coastal scrub and coastal scrub to oak woodland were lower and the rate of oak remained after fire until storms the following winter, when some were uprooted. disease. 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