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California Pepper
Schinus molle

Location: Arizona St @ Dry Creek overpass
Park: Alameda Creek Regional Park
District: Decoto
Native to: S. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: evergreen

Comments: Evergreen, native of Chile or Brazil in South America. Brought to California by Spanish padres. In early summer flowers appear followed by red berries in great quantities, leading to the colloquial name "Pepper-tree". This tree lined path leads to Alameda Creek.

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Illustration by Philip Eaker