While the fresh air and hushed atmosphere of the Presidio Forest is remarkable, the real marvel is that 130 years ago, this area — now part of bustling San Francisco — was merely barren sand dunes. In 1883, soldiers transformed the land to provide their seaside fort with a windbreak. By 1907, thousands of Monterey cypress, Monterey pine and Tasmanian blue gum trees covered the area. Recently, British artist Andy Goldsworthy celebrated the ongoing regeneration of the forest with his art installation Wood Line.
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