Norfolk Island Pine
Location: 34400 Mission Blvd.
Native to: Oceania
Tree type: conifer
Leaf retention: evergreen
Comments: Conifer, native to Norfolk Island (midway between Australia and New Zealand). A very formal, pyramidal tree with beautifully proportioned branches spreading out in horizontal planes and densely covered with small, bright green, needle-like leaves.
During Christmas, this tree is lighted and can be seen from Palo Alto as well as being seen from Mission Blvd. The tree is on the property of the Masonic Home.
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NOTICE: This specimen is located on private property.
DO NOT TRESPASS!
No right to enter private property to view the specimen tree is granted by the Roadside Arboretum.
To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.
Illustration by Philip Eaker