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One Amazing Tree
updated: Dec 17, 2011, 9:30 AM

By the Urban Hikers, Peter Hartmann & Stacey Wright

At the risk of being put on Santa's naughty list, we thought we'd show you a really amusing tree we've discovered during our urban hiking. By now we've traversed about 98% of the streets within the city limits of Santa Barbara, and there's one tree that stands out above all others. We're not arborists, but we guess this tree is about 60 years old. We would have loved to see her about 40 years ago when she was most likely a little bit perkier...

We found this beauty on one of the city streets above Foothill Road. Imagine the homeowners' pride as they are greeted by it upon returning home after a long day at the office! Indeed, it graces the front entrance of a very lovely home.

While we're tempted to reveal the exact location of this very natural-looking tree, we fear that in doing so the neighborhood would become overrun with lookie-loos...if you wish to see this tree in all its glory you'll need to put a little effort into finding it. Like us, we think you'll get a giggle out of this natural wonder.

As always, we encourage you to go out and explore the city, meet your neighbors, keep your eyes, ears and minds open to all that you encounter, and above all, expect the unexpected.

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 COMMENT 241766 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-17 09:41 AM

I'm anxious to see the comments on this one today. That is a pretty funny looking trunk.


 COMMENT 241767 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-17 09:41 AM

Is this where the term 'woody' originated?


 COMMENT 241773 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-17 10:04 AM



 COMMENT 241780P agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-17 10:33 AM

Would have been interesting to see this tree when "he" was younger.


 COMMENT 241784 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-17 10:37 AM

Reminds me of some of those National Geographic films....


 COMMENT 241809 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-17 11:41 AM

We have the male counterpart(s) in our yard.


 COMMENT 241826 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-17 12:34 PM

I live nearby and growing up my friends and I always joked about that tree, glad someone else has a sense of humor. I wish I could put down some of our names for it but I can't remember.


 COMMENT 241875 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-17 05:01 PM

Or the TimeLIFE books of the sixties.


 COMMENT 241936 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-18 08:36 AM

Hey.... that's Gramee's House!!


 COMMENT 241966 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-18 10:19 AM

Some things are breast left a mystery


 COMMENT 242001 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-18 01:48 PM

There's another graphic detail in a tree as witnessed from the 2nd story apartment building across from Alameda Park. This one is funny. I initially thought National geographic, too!


 COMMENT 242044 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-18 07:11 PM

Mother nature is a merry prankster. Thanks for the amusing image and for not revealing its location. Best it be kept a mystery, I think.


 COMMENT 242552 agree helpful negative off topic

2011-12-20 08:32 PM

Something special for the Tree Huggers!


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