California Natives Trees with Star Power
Houzz. April 2012. By Cassy Aoyagi: The trees of Los Angeles are seen in enough shows to have earned their own stars. The palm trees lining the streets of Beverly Hills are, perhaps, most famously associated with the Southland. Local reporters write poetic pieces about the blooming of purple Jacaranda each year, and Santa Monica has designated a Morton Bay Fig as a landmark. As much as I love this veritable arboretum of trees, those I find most lovely are our natives. It takes something special to help our native fauna thrive in our difficult soils. These lovelies have that X factor.