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Sacramento's Camphor Tree

August 22, 2012


Midtown Sacramento's most famous tree was the commanding camphor tree at corner of 18th Street and Capitol Avenue. It became diseased several months ago and came down on August 22, 2012...after standing for 126 years.

Last autumn while the tree was still in full bloom, Steve Davis Productions recorded several minutes of this iconic tree from different perspectives for a video profile of the Handle District. The footage was shot during the late afternoon sun over a few days in early November, 2011. This vignette was put together by Chris Lango and Steve Davis. Images of Java City Cafe, which is also gone, are in the piece as well.