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, CA

Standing on a granite hillside off California's scenic 17-mile drive in Pebble Beach, the Lone Cypress is a western icon, and has been called one of the most photographed trees in North America. The tree is located between Cypress Point Golf Course 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 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.[2]


  1. ^ a b Reynolds, Christopher (May 19, 2013). "Standing before the Lone Cypress". Los Angeles Times. PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. Retrieved August 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ 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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