Enjoyment Under the Trees: The Chavez Ravine Arboretum in Elysian Park

It looked like every other part of the sprawling Elysian Park, but when I finally looked past the people and up to the trees, I began to appreciate the wide variety of specimens before me.

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Hadley Meares is a writer, historian, and singer who traded one Southland (her home state of North Carolina) for another. She is a frequent contributor to Curbed and Atlas Obscura, and leads historical tours all around Los Angeles for Obscura Society LA.
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