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Encino in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Encino Oak Tree

 
 
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By Craig Baker, January 1, 2021
1. Encino Oak Tree Marker
Inscription.  
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No. 24 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Arts Department, City of Los Angeles.
 
Erected 1964 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 24.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryLandmarksNatural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list.
 
Location. 34° 9.632′ N, 118° 30.593′ W. Marker is in Encino, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Louise Avenue just south of Ventura Boulevard, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Encino CA 91316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. De La Osa Adobe (approx. 0.6 miles away); Adventures of Superman (approx. 2.1 miles away); Nike Missile Site LA96C (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mulholland Drive Bridge (approx. 3.1 miles away); Van Nuys Library
Encino Oak Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 1, 2021
2. Encino Oak Tree Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); The Country General Store (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Baird House (approx. 3.9 miles away); In Honor of Pioneer Aviators (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Encino Oak Tree. The Encino Oak Tree was a 1,000-year-old California Live Oak tree that fell during a storm in 1998. The tree’s branches spread over 150 feet, its trunk was eight feet in diameter, with a 24-foot circumference. It was a popular destination for tourists and school children on field trips. Visiting the tree was like visiting a forest rather than just a single tree. Gaspar de Portola is said to have camped here in 1769. The community of Encino was named after the Spanish word for oak.
 
Section of the Encino Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 1, 2021
3. Section of the Encino Oak Tree
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By Will Campbell, 1992
4. Encino Oak Tree
Encino Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
By Will Campbell, 1992
5. Encino Oak Tree
Encino Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
By Will Campbell, 1992
6. Encino Oak Tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Last updated on January 22, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 12, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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