On one of our wine-tasting trips, we were given a few Coast Live Oak samplings. We planted two of them in neglected parkways, the others died before we could get them in the ground.
Unfortunately, the city decided to clean up one of the parkways and topped the tree to the left with a weed wacker. It's starting to make a comeback, but I'm guessing it might end up with a pretty strange canopy.
Someone else in the neighborhood has figured out this is a tree and has been giving it some TLC. The weeds in the bottom picture have been removed and the sapling has been make-shift staked. This might be a bigger miracle then the tree surviving the weed-whack in the first place!