Thursday, June 2, 2016
The Lone Cypress Tree is over 200 years old and because its one of the most famous trees in the world, is also the official symbol of Pebble Beach and you will see it during your drive through 17-Mile Drive. The tree is perched on a rock with supporting cable around it to keep it from falling.The Lone Cypress Tree is one of the many Monterey Cypress trees native to the Del Monte Forest area, defined by the headlands of the Carmel River to the north and Point Lobos to the south. Sandy Lydon, author of “Chinese Gold: the Chinese in the Monterey Bay Region” has stated that the Monterey Cypress may have been brought to the California coast from China by a fifth-century Buddhist monk, Hui-Shen. The account cannot be historically corroborated, although substantial evidence exists that supports the strong possibility of travel from China to pre-Colombian America.