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The Lone Cyprus
17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA


The lone cyprus is probably the most well-known stops along the scenic 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach. It is the official symbol of Pebble Beach and it is illegal to sell take photographs of this tree for commercial use. The tree is now over 250 years old, and you can only view from a distance.

Cyprus trees are found on the central coast of California, with wild groves only in two areas: Monterey and Carmel, with both of these groves being protected. They are well-suited to being bathed in fog and exposure to high wind (one of the reasons the top of the tree is flat).

Photo taken near dusk.

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