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Moreton Bay Fig Tree

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Address: Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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Beautiful, massive tree! You have to see it to believe it and yes there were figs on it! It's right next to the train station, so if you go by train - stop to see this tree!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, massive tree! You have to see it to believe it and yes there were figs on it! It's right next to the train station, so if you go by train - stop to see this tree!

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're from Brisbane Australia and it was very pleasing to see the history of this tree and its importance to the area. I wouldn't have know if its existence without trip advisor. We live near 'Moreton Bay' in Brisbane so it was very pleasing to see the connection. We have also some beautiful ones in the old Brisbane botanical gardens... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge old tree. "In 1876, a visiting sailor presented the seedling of this Moreton Bay Fig Tree (Ficus macrophyllia) to a local girl who planted it at 201 State Street. When the girl moved away a year later, her friend Adeline Crabb relocated the sapling to the location before you. This Australian immigrant tree has grown to one of the... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since I love nature I decided to seek out the old Fig tree. It was one of north americas largest and oldest fig trees. Kind of hidden away but easy to find with gps on your cell.

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fig Tree was planted in 1876 and is huge. It is basically on the service road of Highway 101 so parking is limited but it is a easy walk from State Street. It is roped off so you can’t get near the trunk but the branches have spread out past the barrier and were loaded with Figs when we... More 

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Wilmington, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friend who grew up in Santa Barbara insisted we see the tree, so we stopped by to look at it. It is big, old and a tree.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away by the train center, the short walk from State street is worth it. Pictures don't do it justice. It is huge and worth seeing.

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Waukee, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I wanted to do a quick stop at this tree to see if the claims are right. I cannot believe this size of this monster tree. Beautiful and full this time of year with fruits just starting to mature, this tree is real a sight to behold. I'm glad they have it rope off and I truly hope people respect... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

After reading about this tree, the history, the age of it, well of course I had to see it. We were on a cruise, so the walk over to it was a bit long for me, but I made it. It really is big, the roots spread out with nice shaping and figures. Hard to get a decent photo with... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Came across by accident; an amazing old Fig tree. Easy access to the train and walking distance to the beach.

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