Tuesday, 28 July 2015


Hesperocyparis macrocarpa, commonly known as Monterey cypress, is a species of cypress native to the Central Coast of California. It has been introduced as cultivated species in many other temperate climates such as in South Africa and Australia, shown here in Mornington, Victoria.

This is a medium-sized coniferous evergreen tree, which often becomes irregular and flat-topped as a result of the strong winds that are typical of its native area. It grows to heights of up to 40 m in perfect growing conditions, and its trunk diameter can reach 2.5 m. The foliage grows in dense sprays which are bright green in colour and release a characteristic aroma when crushed. The leaves are scale-like, 2–5 mm long, and produced on rounded (not flattened) shoots; seedlings up to a year old have needle-like leaves 4–8 mm long.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. Very lovely. The tree framed the view.

  2. The cypress trees are pretty, what a lovely scene! Enjoy your day!

  3. Very nice.
    Hope to see you at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/variations.html

  4. Interesting trees. Lovely shape to them. The water view is awesome too.

  5. Gorgeous view with the natural framing of those amazing trees!

  6. My local beach looks like this except there are no boats.

  7. oh, what a wonderful beach out there behind the trees. :)

    My trees is not for feeding animals. They just think it is a goof place. The forest is for bio energy. :)


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