Santa Anita Canyon Madrone

by "Hiking Joanie"
(greater L.A. area)

I am a hiker in Southern California. One of my favorite areas is in the San Gabriel Mountains of the Angeles National Forest.


On returning several years ago, on the Upper Winter Creek trail going to Chantry Flats, my eye was caught by a brilliant red/orange bark tree.....which I first thought was Manzanita.

However....it was huge and the leaves were definetely not Manzanita. Upon peering down the canyon further, I was delighted to see a nice stand of these trees....all brilliant in the late afternoon sun.

Since then I have found another stand of these trees further south, but from the same trail. They are magnificent and a treasure to behold.

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Dec 27, 2013
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PACIFIC MADRONE NEW
by: Anonymous

HI
I'M ANOTHER 'CORE' PACIFIC MADRONE FAN, FROM SAN DIEGO COUNTY.
DO YOU HAVE PHOTOS OF THE SAN GABRIEL MTNS POPULATION OF PACIFIC MADRONE YOU SAW.
ON MY BIZ SITE I'VE GOT PHOTOS FROM MY HIKES TO SEE THE TWO SOUTHERNMOST KNOWN POPULATIONS OF PACIFIC MADRONE, A POPULATION IN THE UPPER AGUA TIBIA 'BOWL' CANYON AND THE NORTH SLOPE AND RAVINE OF RODRIGUEZ MTN WHICH IS THE SOUTHERNMOST POPULATION.
THE LOWEST ELEVATION INDIVIDUALS ARE APPARENTLY AT ABOUT 2100', ON THE NORTH SIDE OF RODRIGUEZ, AND APPARENTLY NO OTHER PLANTS SUCH AS IN PEOPLES' POSITION ARE SURVIVING AT LOWER ELEVATIONS FOR ANY MORE THAN DECADE OR LESS. THOUGH THERE IS A 10+ FOOTER IN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO AT TREE OF LIFE NURSERY.
SORRY FOR ALL CAPS, I DIDN'T REALIZE THE CAP BUTTON WAS ON, I JUST THOUGH IT WAS A QUIRK OF YOUR SITE.
BEST REGARDS,
SCOTT JONES
WWW.PLANTSCOMPREHENSIVE.COM
(see my blog 'SanDiegoBackCountryNativesBlog' on my website to see the madrone populations)

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