Oakridge Estates - Newbury Park

Where sunset arrives a bit early

Visit Our Two Young Oak Trees

A few weeks ago an oak tree was planted at each of our two main entrances near the Oakridge Estates signs. Given that an oak tree grows on average about two feet a year, it will be some time -- perhaps 20 years -- before they reach maturity.

In the meantime, drop by for a visit. These oaks are babes; and not long ago they were but acorns.

Our two new oak trees
Visit our two new oak trees at the Oakridge Estates main entrances

Oak Tree by Bernard Shaw

I took an acorn and put it in a pot.
I then covered it with earth, not a lot.
Great pleasure was mine watching it grow.
The first budding green came ever so slow.
I watered my plant twice a week
I knew I would transplant it down by the creek.
One day it will be a giant oak,
To shield me from the sun a sheltering cloak.
Lovers will carve their initials in the bark,
An arrow through a heart they will leave their mark.
It will shelter those caught in a fine summer's rain,
Under its leafy bows joy will be again.
Creatures of the wilds will claim it for their own,
Squirrels will reside here in their own home.
Birds will build nests and raise their young,
They will sing melodies a chorus well sung.
Under its branches grass will grow,
Here and there a wild flower its head will show.
My oak tree for hundreds of years will live.
Perhaps the most important thing I had to give.