Old Santa Monica Forestry Station

California State Historic Landmark 840

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#840 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.

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

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