Photograph of a eucalyptus grove at Santa Monica Station, ca.1900. "A successor to Cooper was Abbot Kinney of Los Angeles. He was chairman of the California Board of Forestry from 1886 to 1888 during which time he launched a program that resulted in the planting of thousands of eucalyptus. Kinney established the forestry experimental station at Santa Monica where he did many studies on 75 to 100 eucalyptus species. By 1910, he was by far the leading contemporary eucalyptologist who had published more than anyone else on the topic. In 1887, the State Board of Forestry received land donations on which to build experiment stations.80 Experiment stations were instituted at Santa Monica, Chico, Merced, Hesperia, San Jacinto, and Lake Hemet. At the Santa Monica station one could buy eucalyptus seedlings for $3 or $4. This program was primarily designed to stimulate interest at the local nurseries. It was believed generally that eucalyptus could be grown for profit, and all that was needed was encouragement in the right places. It was reported that in 1890, the Santa Monica station distributed 76,000 eucalyptus seedlings to 421 interested growers. This station was experimenting with 55 eucalyptus species." -- unknown author.