Trees Tweet CALIFORNIA BAY LAUREL Uses: Large tree for main focal point, bird and butterfly garden, on a slope. Fragrant leaves. Slow growing.COAST LIVE OAK Uses: Large tree for main focal point, bird and butterfly garden, on a slope. Produces acorns. Fast growing oak.santacruz is ironwood Uses: Pine tree-shaped flowering tree. Tall, upright, fast growing. CNPS listing as "Endangered"western sycamore Uses: Specimen or in a grove, fall color. Likes moisture. Attractive white mottled bark. Bird and butterfly magnet.white alder Uses: Specimen tree for shade, bird and butterfly garden. Likes moisture. Flowers attract all sorts of birds.