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Old Town California Pepper Trees

Old Town California Pepper TreesSeems nothing is safe anymore, in a shocking sleight of hand, the city of San Diego spray-painted large x's on two dozen stately, old California pepper trees lining Juan Street in Old Town. This act of vandalism was to signal the end for the mature, billowy, drought tolerant and picturesque trees. The marking was done after Old Town residents and businesses had attended planning meetings and been assured the trees would stay. The oldest pepper trees in Old Town date to the mid 19th century, and since then they have always been an iconic symbol of the birthplace of California. These mature 60- to 80-year-old trees planted so long ago for ambience, shade and beauty, are an integral part of Old Town's cultural landscape.

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2476 San Diego Avenue · San Diego CA 92110 · Phone (619) 297-9327
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