2017 Bottle Tree Ranch
March 11, 2017: Visit to Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch on Old Route 66 south of Barstow, CA.

Almost 200 welded metal trees, covered with bottles and recycled items, sit along historic Route 66 south of Barstow, California. The two-acre Bottle Tree Ranch, by artist Elmer Long, dates back to year 2000.

After Long inherited his father’s bottle collection, he began fashioning metal trees to display the collection. Long added various recycled items to create his folk art.

The site is opened daily with Elmer Long usually present. Because of late night human visitors, he’s added security cameras.
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