Old Veteran Cypress – Point Lobos

Marty CohenHDR, Point Lobos, Trees9 Comments

Point Lobos Tree on the Hillside

Old Veteran Tree on the Hillside

(To see the most detail in this image, click on it to enlarge it!)

This is the Old Veteran Cypress tree on the North Shore Trail of the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. It has been carbon dated to approximately one thousand years old. The hillside has eroded beneath it exposing its root structure (click on the image to see it better). But it still sits there magnificently. The more I look at this image, the more I expect to see a gnome peeking out from around the trunk of the tree.

9 Comments on “Old Veteran Cypress – Point Lobos”

  1. The erosion is sad but it’s also exposed the beautiful structure of the whole tree. Love how the roots “mirror” the branches. Great shot, now if only the gnome would reveal himself.

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