#0840 Old Santa Monica Forestry Station


#0840 Old Santa Monica Forestry Station

Site information:

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

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Santa Monica Forestry Station

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.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the California Division Of Forestry and the City and County of Los Angeles.  August 18, 1971

Registered 3/20/1970