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When scientifically discovered in 1850, there were only about 240 torrey pine trees in the world, all growing along a narrow strip of the southern California coast and in one tiny grove on Santa Rosa Island. Although still endangered, they now number several thousand in the wild, and many tens of thousands more have been planted in lawns from San Diego, which surrounds most of the wild population in Torrey Pines State Reserve, to New Zealand.

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