Relict Species: Tecate Cypress

Relict, n: a remnant or survivor.Species, n: a distinct sort or kindTecate Cypress (Cupressus forbesii)This rare cypress occupies only four cites in Southern California, three of which - Otay Mountain, Tecate Peak, and Guatay Mountain - are in San Diego County. The fourth grove, in Coal Canyon on the north end of the Santa Ana Mountains, was nearly decimated …

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