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#840:  Old Santa Monica Forestry Station

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Location:

Rustic Canyon Recreation Center, NW corner of Latimer and Hilltree Rds, Los Angeles

34.037001,-118.515211

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the Guidebook:

In 1887, the State Board of Forestry established the nation's first experimental forestry station. Located in Rustic Canyon, the station tested exotic trees for planting in California, established plantations for management studies, and produced planting stock for scientific and conservation purposes. The station was operated by the Board of Forestry until 1893 and by the University of California until 1923.



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