Eight oaks in northern California are now the new top tourist attraction in the country, as a new breed of chiropractors make their mark on the region.
The oaks are on the list of Top 20 Places to Visit in the United States for 2017, according to the 2016 National Geographic Traveler’s Choice Awards.
The oaks, the tallest trees in the U.S., were planted in the late 1800s, when they were first used as timber by Native Americans.
The trees were planted on the bluff that divides the bay of Santa Rosa, where the Santa Cruz Mountains rise, and then on the hilltops overlooking the city of Santa Barbara, which lies on the bay.
The hillsides are lined with red oaks and white pines, with the tallest, red oak at 9,848 feet (3,067 meters).
Oaks are prized by climbers, climbers and hikers, as well as for their medicinal qualities, and the tallest oaks have been used for many years to treat arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and asthma.
The California Chiropractic Association, which has more than 1,200 members, was thrilled when the Oaks at Oakes National Monument opened in 2016.
Oakes is home to a number of popular attractions, including the tallest oak on the planet, which sits at 918 feet (2,527 meters).
The California State Parks Association is the umbrella organization for the state’s state parks and manages them for state, tribal and local government.
It said it was thrilled that the Oakes oaks had become an international attraction.
“It’s great to see a national park becoming so popular with visitors, and that’s exciting,” said Mike Ragan, the association’s regional vice president for parks and recreation.
The association has made sure the Oaking Tree Center and the OAK at Oaks National Monument are well-stocked with everything needed for a successful experience, said Jennifer Kollos, the OAKING TREE CENTER’s director of marketing.
“Our mission is to give our visitors the best experience possible, and we really care about their experience.”
In addition to the Oaked Tree Center, the National Park Service is also working on the Oaken Bay Trail and the Red Rock Canyon Trail.
The Red Rock Trail, which connects the Red Rocks with the San Andreas Fault, will be opened in 2019 and will include a 360-degree 360-foot waterfall.
The trail will also include a trail for hiking and biking.
The OAK ATO and the Orange County Museum of History are working to restore the historic oaks to their natural state.
The Orange County Parks and Recreation Department is also promoting the Red Oak Trail, in which visitors will be able to hike and climb the oaks.
“There are so many other places where you can hike or climb the trees, and they’re just as beautiful as they were when they first got planted,” Kollops said.
“So, you really can’t go wrong with the oak.”
The Oaken Tree Center is located at 614 E. Santa Cruz Ave., Santa Cruz, Calif.
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