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The Monterey Cypress is one of the most picturesque trees in the world. Known as cupressus macrocarpa, it is also the world’s rarest tree growing naturally in only two small locations on the Monterey Peninsula, Cypress Point and on the granite headlands at Point Lobos. These two small populations of trees represent what was once a very large forest on the west coast. The surviving trees from this forest are estimated to be as old as 2000 years.
Monterey Cypress trees thrive on the wind, salt air and fog and their haunting beauty has been the subject of many artists.