Monterey cypress

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Related to Monterey cypresses: Cupressus macrocarpa, Callitropsis macrocarpa

Monterey cypress

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(Plants) another name for macrocarpa
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Noun1.Monterey cypress - tall California cypress endemic on Monterey BayMonterey cypress - tall California cypress endemic on Monterey Bay; widely used for ornament as well as reforestation and shelterbelt planting
cypress tree, cypress - any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones
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It was the product of accidental cross-pollination between Nooka and Monterey cypresses.
In the late nineteenth century, a thousand acres of sand dunes were transformed into Golden Gate Park by Frederick Olmstead's picturesque landscaping: the park superintendent, John McLaren, planted more than a million trees, many of them Californian redwoods and Monterey cypresses. In 1894 San Francisco's businessmen staged the California Midwinter International Exposition here.
Created when Mexican land grants were divided by San Francisco lawyer-leaseholders in 1857, the old ranches huddle behind clumps of wind-deformed Monterey cypresses. Milk and butter were carried by the bargeload to booming San Francisco before the narrow-gauge railroad reached Point Reyes Station in 1875 (a mural on the present post office depicts the fanfare of its arrival).

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