photo from 2011
not a ton of these along this canyon, but plenty higher up.
pretty sure I found the right tree on the air photo.
this is commonly found growing with canyon live oak.
maybe the lowest along this road
long stretch of beat up type converted chaparral and scrub lower down (too many fires, too many invasive plants). nice to see some bigcone here
google 2016 imagery.
Pseudotsuga macrocarpa, commonly called the bigcone spruce or bigcone Douglas-fir, is an evergreen conifer native to the mountains of southern California, It is notable for having the largest (by far) cones in its Pseudotsuga genus, hence the name.