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Guadalupe Cypress
Cupressus guadalupensis

Location: Overacker Ave.
District: Niles
Native to: N. America
Tree type: conifer
Leaf retention: evergreen

Comments: Evergreen conifer native to Guadalupe Island west of Baja California in Mexico. Pale blue-green scales which are tight to the branchlet and a smooth purple red bark which curls off in small flakes. Foliage is similar in look to sequoia giganteum but bark is much different. This species is endangered in its natural habitat, and not widely grown elsewhere. This specimen might have been purchased as early as 1898 from the California Nursery Company.

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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.

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