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Santa Cruz Cypress
Cupressus goveniana var. abramsiana

Location: 3rd. Street
Park: Niles Community Park
District: Niles
Native to: California
Tree type: conifer
Leaf retention: evergreen

Comments: Evergreen conifer native to small groves in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties in California. This species has small scale-like dark green needles held tight to upward pointing branchlets, small globular cones, and red scaley bark. As with most cypresses, this species is conical in youth, but broadens as it ages. Mature height to 75 feet. This species is listed as endangered due to its restricted native habitat.

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