Lone Cypress

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Coordinates: 36°34′07″N 121°57′55″W / 36.568748°N 121.965339°W / 36.568748; -121.965339

Lone cypress tree on the coast of Pebble Beach, California

The Lone Cypress is a Monterey cypress tree in Pebble Beach, California. Standing on a granite hillside off the 17-Mile Drive, the tree is a Western icon, and has been called one of the most photographed trees in North America. It is located between Cypress Point Club and the Pebble Beach Golf Links, two of world's best-known golf courses. Possibly as old as 250 years, the cypress has been scarred by fire and has been held in place with cables for 65 years.[1] The look of the tree changed significantly when it lost its leftmost branch during a storm in 2019.[2]

The Monterey cypress grows naturally only in Pebble Beach and Point Lobos.[1]

A drawing of the tree was registered as Pebble Beach Company's trademark in 1919. The company said the trademark protected not only the logo but also the tree itself.[3]


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  1. ^ a b Reynolds, Christopher (May 19, 2013). "Standing before the Lone Cypress". Los Angeles Times. PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  2. ^ Sahagun, Louis (February 16, 2019). "The Lone Cypress on the Monterey Peninsula loses a limb during brutal storm". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  3. ^ Katherine Bishop (August 2, 1990). "Monterey Journal; Trees and Trademarks: The Disputes Run Deep". The New York Times. Retrieved May 13, 2015.

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