A tree in Sonoma County that provided shade and inspiration to writer and adventurer Jack London is getting a reprieve from its scheduled removal.
Researchers at UC Berkeley said this month that the oak tree, though suffering from a fungal disease, is healthy enough to continue standing for another two to ten years.
It was scheduled to come down in November because of concerns that one of its branches could fall and damage London's nearby cottage.
The 350 to 400-year-old tree sits on a ranch site in Glen Ellen that served as London's home from 1905 until his death in 1916.
It is now a state park.