Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
“Trees of Santa Monica”
To honor George T. Hastings, author of “Trees of Santa Monica,” October 10, 1963—his 88th birthday—in appreciation of his dedication in sharing his knowledge and love of trees, flowers and birds.
To honor Grace L. Heintz, author of the revised “Trees of Santa Monica,” for her dedication to informing and inspiring appreciation of our living heritage, the trees. (1905–2000)
Location. 34° 1.072′ N, 118° 30.173′ W. Marker is in Santa Monica, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Ocean Drive south of California Avenue / California Incline, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Monica CA 90401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Discovery of Santa Monica (a few steps from this marker); John P. Jones Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Will Rogers Highway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rapp’s Saloon (approx. half a mile away); Olympiad Rose Bush George Washington (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Santa Monica Pier Carousel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Santa Monica Pier (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Monica.
Regarding “Trees of Santa Monica”. George Hastings (1875-1964) self-published the book in 1944. The full title was “Trees of Santa Monica: Described and Located by Streets.” It was 112 pages long. In 1956 he revised and rewrote it. This edition was 155 pages. Grace Heintz (1905–2000) updated Hastings’ work in 1976 and 1981. In 1989 she wrote and published “Trees of Santa Monica: A Supplement.”
Also see . . . . 1990 Los Angeles Times article by Julie Wheelock. “So persistent is her nature that when [Santa Monica College Professor Robert] Armacost gave his class a list of 30 trees missing from the Hastings book on Santa Monica trees, Heintz hopped on her bicycle and tracked down every one. Armacost had planned to update the book, but when ill health prevented him from doing so, Heintz stepped in.” (Submitted on February 28, 2019.)
Categories. 20th Century • Arts, Letters, Music • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 28, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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