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Coronado in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree

 
 
Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret)
1. Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree Marker
Inscription.
In May, 1936, the Rotary Club
planted this starpine for the
citizens of Coronado. This tree
given by Emily T. Thompson in
memory of her husband Charles.

 
Erected 1936.
 
Location. 32° 41.136′ N, 117° 10.812′ W. Marker is in Coronado, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Orange Avenue near Isabella, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is 10 meters to the South/Southwest of the Coronado Rotary Club Clock in the Rotary Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Coronado CA 92118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Naval Aviation Centennial 1911-2011 (within shouting distance of this marker); First Bank Building - 1911 (within shouting distance of this marker); Star Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old City Hall (about 700 feet away); J.D. & A.B. Spreckels Building (about 700 feet away); Mann House - 1926 (about 700 feet away); Carey-Hizar House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Livingston House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coronado.
 
Also see . . .  The Coronado Rotary Club. The Coronado Rotary community project
Coronado Rotary Club Christmas in Rotary Plaza. image. Click for full size.
By Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret)
2. Coronado Rotary Club Christmas in Rotary Plaza.
that is probably most dear to all ages is the city's Star Pine Christmas tree. After Coronado Rotary Park was established at the intersection of Orange and Isabella, Coronado Rotarians, with help from Emily T. Thompson, widow of Rotarian Charles Thompson, planted the tree in 1936. Today, the Star Pine stands as Coronado Rotary's commitment to community service.


Serial 003 STAR PINE located in Rotary Plaza was designated a Heritage Tree on 3 April 2008. This Araucaria Heterophylla is native to Norfolk Island in the SW Pacific and was transplanted to this location by Supt. Bandel in 1936. The project was funded by the Coronado Rotarians and has since served as the City's living Christmas tree. Star pines can grow to 100 feet in height. (Submitted on May 28, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree at sunset. image. Click for full size.
By Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret)
3. Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree at sunset.
Coronado Heritage Tree plaque is next to the Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret)
4. Coronado Heritage Tree plaque is next to the Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree Marker.
"Heritage Tree
Star Pine Serial # 0003 www.coronado.ca
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2018, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2018, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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