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“"Fig" tree. Okay, but not like the one in your backyard.”

Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Ranked #12 of 177 things to do in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 November 2017

What a grand old tree! It's almost like a tree an art student would sketch, with big, sprawling limbs shading the lawn below.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Santa Barbara's Moreton Bay Fig Tree located in Santa Barbara, California is believed to be the largest Ficus macrophylla in the United States.

A seaman visiting Santa Barbara in 1876 presented a seedling of an Australian Moreton Bay Fig tree to a local girl who planted it at 201 State Street. After the girl moved away a year later, her girlfriend, Adeline Crabb, transplanted the tree to the corner of Montecito and Chapala streets, just a few blocks from the ocean, on land then owned by the Southern Pacific Transportation Company. The tree was officially designated as a historic landmark in 1970, and the property was deeded to the City of Santa Barbara in 1976. The tree has since been placed on the California Register of Big Trees. The roots are protected by a chain barrier the size of the canopy.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

There is a huge moreton bay fig tree at the mission. The tree us massive with impressive roots. Definitely worth checking out.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is one humongous fig tree! Never seen anything like it. If you like taking pictures of landmarks like me, this is worth a stop. It's located next to an Amtrak station and plenty of parking. You can't miss it!

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

It is hard to find but worth it. It is close to train station. The roots are massive but you can't touch it

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