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Black Hill
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Black Hill.
Highest point
Elevation 663 ft (202 m) NAVD 88
Location Morro Bay, California
Parent range Santa Lucia Range
Topo map Morro Bay South
Age of rock 20 million years
Mountain type Volcanic plug

Black Hill is a mountain situated in Morro Bay, California, part of Morro Bay State Park. It one of a series of volcanic plugs called the Nine Sisters.

Monterey Pine forest

There is a forest of Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata) trees on Black Hill, called Fleming's Forest, on the hill which were planted by John Fleming, a former park superintendent. Fleming was working on another project and ordered twice as many trees as he needed, thinking that he would not get his entire order. However, he received his order in full and decided to use the left over trees on Black Hill.

Many of the trees have died or are in the process of dying from the pine pitch canker, an introduced fungal disease, also threatening the Monterey Pine's remnant native groves in Cambria and the Monterey Peninsula.

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