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Carpinteria in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Wardholme Torrey Pine

 
 
Wardholme Torrey Pine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
1. Wardholme Torrey Pine Marker
Inscription.  Wardholme Torrey Pine, 1888. Largest known in existence. Historical Landmark No. 1, City of Carpinteria.
 
Erected 1968 by City of Carpinteria. (Marker Number 1.)
 
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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Carpinteria (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portolá Sycamore (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named La Carpinteria (approx. half a mile away); The Southern Pacific RR Roundhouse (approx. 9.2 miles away); Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building (approx. 10 miles away); Sambo's Birthplace (approx. 10 miles away); Burton Mound (approx. 10 miles away); Private Railcar Spurs (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carpinteria.
 
Regarding Wardholme Torrey Pine.
Wardholme Torrey Pine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
2. Wardholme Torrey Pine and Marker
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.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers
 
100th Anniversary Marker, 1988 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2017
3. 100th Anniversary Marker, 1988
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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