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Address: Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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Grand and graceful

After visiting the Reagan Ranch Center, cross the parking lot to have a look at this historical tree. You will not find many to compare. Grand and graceful branches provide tons... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Yorba Linda, California
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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

After visiting the Reagan Ranch Center, cross the parking lot to have a look at this historical tree. You will not find many to compare. Grand and graceful branches provide tons of shade. It is roped off now for preservation, but you can still walk around under its sprawling branches.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Grab your camera and head over for a look at this amazing tree! Apparently, this is the oldest fig tree on record. The roots system massive and the tree is so impressive.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Moreton Bay Fig Tree The size of this fig tree is amazing ! How old is this tree? Do anyone able to give the estimate answer to the age of this tree! It is still bear the friut? Any record or photo of the friut from this three?

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Yep, it's a big tree in the ground. We were expecting more signage and history, but only found a few blank signs. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but if you're bumming around town it's worth a 10 minute stop. It's size is really impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The tree is huge and its roots are huge above ground - I'd guess knee high. There isn't a whole lot of parking near the tree, so you need to plan your stop, but it's well worth the stop.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I guess this is worth a drive by, but not a stop over. We wanted to see this huge tree, and it was huge, because people on trip advisor said it was worth it to stop by, however if you're in the area, it's worth a drive by. Not more than that

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

I decided to visit this tree with my family and we were not disappoined. There's a parking lot at the location that is free for the first hour, and you definitely won't be there for an hour. My daughter is 18 months old so she didn't really "get it". She still had fun running around the tree and trying to... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited yesterday - 2 familes with 2 n 3 yr olds - quick stop - parking. Street parking free for 2hrs, parking in amtrak station next to tree is free for 75min..try either one. - good picture stop - climbing on tree not allowed so there you go..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This tree is enormous. Describing how enormous this tree is will just not do it justice. It incredibly beautiful. The roots extend across the entire block and some of them came up to my waist in height. You could lay down in the roots and not be seen. Such a cool tree and definitely worth the stop. There is parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This tree is very close to the Santa Barbara train station which is very cute. The tree is gigantic and worth a visit if you're touring. It won't take more than 5 minutes, unless you happen to be a tree expert.

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