A wonderful stand of buckeyes below Laguna Road, walking down toward Laguna Creek and the boundary of the proposed National Monument. Classic hemispherical shape to the trees. Just at the spring turning point: some bare branches, some tight buds, some buds bursting with new leaves.

California buckeye (Aesculus californica).
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