114 Deodar Trees
White Oak Avenue, between San Fernando Mission Boulevard and San Jose Street, Granada Hills - map
My guess is not all 114 deodar trees on both sides of this eight-block stretch of White Oak Avenue collectively designated as a Los Angeles landmark remain after forty years, but I wasn't about to count the existing ones to make sure. My time is dear.these Himalayan trees in 1932, Granada Hills was celebrating just five years of existence as 'Granada'. (According to this Department of City Planning site, 'Sunshine Ranch' was renamed 'Granada" eighty years ago today, July 4, 1927, and then changed to 'Granada Hills' in 1942. It also says Orcutt planted the trees in 1933, not 1932.) It's now a community of more than 60,000 people and home to this group of more than a 100 of these distinguishing Cedrus deodara trees.
These cedars, together with the variety of distinctive trees on the side streets throughout the area, give the neighborhood a decidedly non-Southern California feel.
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