Flora and Fauna
Live oak tree (quercous andreana)
The live oak tree is native to the southern islands in the United Islands, particularly North and South Andrea, and Regina. They can vary from shrub-size to towering trees, depending on the growing conditions: typical open grown trees can reach 20 meters (60 feet) in height and have a limb spread of 30 meters (98 feet). Their lower limbs often swoop down to the ground and curve back up again. Natives bend saplings over so the trees will grow at severe angles, serving as trail markers.
The live oak has a deep tap root that anchors it and develops into an extensive widespread root system, allowing the trees to withstand severe winds from hurricanes. The range of live oak trees spread from the coasts to the lower plateaus of mountain ranges and are most commonly found somewhat inland.