Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Wardholme Torrey Pine
Erected 1968 by City of Carpinteria. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list.
Location. 34° 23.874′ N, 119° 31.008′ W. Marker is in Carpinteria, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on Carpinteria Avenue west of Walnut Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5160 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria CA 93013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Carpinteria (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “World’s Safest Beach” (about 700 feet away); La Viña Grande (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named La Carpinteria (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portolá Sycamore (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carpinteria’s Lima Bean HistoryLa Carpinteria (approx. half a mile away); Carpinteria Aviation History (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carpinteria.
Regarding Wardholme Torrey Pine. Designated a California Historical Point of Interest in 1968. This tree was a seedling brought from Santa Rosa Island in 1888 and planted by Judge Thomas Ward at his home. The tree is 130 feet tall, 20'5" circumference, 130' branch spread, and over 130 years old. The average Torrey Pine is 30’ tall and can live 100 years. They are rare, and endangered, living only in some coastal areas of Southern California, with fewer than 100 alive today.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 3. submitted on March 27, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 4. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.