In 1887, the State Board of Forestry established the nation's first experimental forestry station. Located in Rustic Canyon, the station tested exotic trees for planting in California, established plantations for management studies, and produced planting stock for scientific and conservation purposes. The station was operated by the Board of Forestry until 1893 and by the University of California until 1923.
Rustic Canyon Recreation Center NW corner of Latimer and Hilltree Rds Los Angeles, CA 90402
The State Plaque is located directly across the street from: 574 Latimer Road, Los Angeles.