Historical California Images - Silicon Valley Historical Association

Bennett Juniper tree near Deadman Creek in Stanislaus, California in 1937 - named after Hillsborough resident

This photo was taken by Frederick A. Meyer in 1937 and was part of the forest services record. The Bennett Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) near Deadman Creek. Single trunk was 80 feet high. Circumference was 57-1/2 feet at ground; 42 feet 9 inches at 6 feet above ground; average diameter 14 feet 2 inches. Age over 3,000 years as determined by Dr. Waldo Glock, Carnegie Institution at Washington. Named after Clarence K. Bennett of Hillsborough, California.