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The Madrean encinal, or evergreen oak woodlands, have a mosaic of savannas, denser woodlands, and grassy openings.
Encinal District, -- _encinal_ being the Spanish for _oak_.
Many donkeys pattered by under their loads of encinal fagots, the ragged, expressionless drivers plodding silently at their heels.
In the center of the room was a fireplace three feet high and four square, with several steaming glazed pots over a fire of _encinal_ fagots.
Go up beyond Pasadena some day when the chaparral is in full leaf, and you will discover that the preferred type of dwelling repeats the characteristics of the encinal, with low, slightly pitched roofs and pillared entrances.
Southern California runs to encinal and bungalows as naturally as the North runs to sharp, sloping roofs and pointed firs.
"Goin 'down to the _encinal_ to roost," explained Moore.
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