Bottle Tree RanchElmer Long(1946 - 2019)

Status

Extant

Address

24266 National Trails Highway, Oro Grande, California, 92368, United States

Built

begun circa 2000

Visiting Information

The Bottle Tree Ranch does not have official hours. If you stop by during the day, the gates will probably be open, meaning you may enter the site. You can also easily view the site through the fence. 

About the Artist/Site

Elmer Long has been working on his Bottle Tree Ranch for approximately fifteen years. His site is dotted with hundreds of welded "trees" decorated with bottles and found objects, many with humorous overtones. Many of the objects are automobile/roadside related, and others include decommissioned weapons and military hardware, objects gathered from the dumps, the roadsides, and the general detritus from all of the military activity in this area.

~Willem Volkersz

 

Update: Elmer Long passed away on June 22, 2019 after a battle with lung cancer. Long's family is currently running the site, and a caretaker lives on the property. 

Materials

bottles, glass, metal

Map & Site Information

24266 National Trails Highway
Oro Grande, California, 92368 us
Latitude/Longitude: 34.6903926 / -117.3395189

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