First stop, the Northern Coast, where nearly one-third (32) of California's champions grow, including the 1,291-point coast redwood, the 684-point California-laurel, and the 668-point Monterey cypress
The biggest Monterey cypress
is also notable for having a 116-foot crown spread, second among conifers after the 130-foot crown of the Torrey pine.
Look for 4- or 6-inch pots of Canada hemlock, false or Monterey cypress
, and juniper.
Army base planted an urban forest of species such as eucalyptus and Monterey cypress
on ridges and sand dunes; a report by a landscape engineer said the trees would "indirectly accentuate the idea of the power of government," according to an article in the New York Times.
Disdaining the current interstate preference for plotting the straightest distance between two points, this road instead follows every contour of the terrain, tucking inland to negotiate a canyon thick with Monterey cypress
and redwood, then bending back to hug the edge of a coastal precipice.
japonicus 'Microphyllus'), dwarf myrtle (Myrtus communis 'Compacta'), and Monterey cypress
(Cupressus macrocarpa 'Gold Crest') trimmed as a topiary.
She has worked in the grove for only two years, but she has become a fixture as familiar to regular visitors as the grove's stone courtyard, its stately Monterey cypress
and its flowering plants.
Better known for its wind-sculpted Monterey cypress
, the reserve has fine stands of Monterey pines as well--a good place to see them is along the 0.
I tramp through forests of Monterey cypress
, pine and eucalyptus.
The biggest margin of victory was a 144-point plastering by the new Monterey cypress
Much of the path is shaded with Monterey cypress
and pine trees and some eucalyptus.
December dusk: the sky fading to indigo, Monterey cypress
looming shaggy and black.