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“This is one Big Fig.”

Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Ranked #16 of 182 things to do in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 April 2012

You'll love it. A giant tree that almost met its demise, but for some wise individuals. The kids will love clambering around under it. A great landmark.

Thank L. K
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

This Australian tree used to be the center of attention and the pride of Santa Barbara when the streets were different. Families with kids visited often - I played on it as a child. But now it's too close to the highway fumes and is a dangerous area after dark. The tree needs a hug and some attention from the city leaders!!!!!

Thank heckynoodle
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

The tree is really beautiful just by the freeway. Notice the enormous roots.

Thank torontobiggs1
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

This was the residential address for many homeless when I lived in Santa Barbara. The (Australian) tree itself is spectacular, and the surrounding area looks cleaner than it did years ago.

Thank Futuremauian
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Moreton Bay Fig Tree Quick Facts:
1. Over 120 years old and the largest Fig tree of its kind in the U.S. (tree is native to Australia)
2. Located at the corner of Montecito and Chapala Streets (right outside the Amtrak train station)—very walk-able from State street
3. Pay parking at the Amtrak train station…a free 2 hour parking lot about a block away at the intersection of W Montecito and Rey Rd…and a few close-by street spaces
4. No charge to view tree which is situated in the corner of a small park area
5. It is a hang out area for some of the homeless. No one was bothering anyone; just know that they will be there.

Planted in1877. The roots make you feel like you are in an enchanted forest.

2  Thank spontaneoustrip
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