People, Places and Things

One Amazing Tree

This week the Urban Hikers have lots of holiday commitments, so they’ve decided to bring you a very abbreviated Urban Hike. One photo, one amusing tree…and while it’s admittedly festive, it’s NOT a Christmas tree. CAUTION: Not for the easily offended. 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 […]

This week the Urban Hikers have lots of holiday commitments, so they’ve decided to bring you a very abbreviated Urban Hike. One photo, one amusing tree…and while it’s admittedly festive, it’s NOT a Christmas tree. CAUTION: Not for the easily offended. 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.

About Peter Hartmann and Stacey Wright

We are two "fifty-something" year olds who are lifetime residents of Santa Barbara. Together, we have decided to walk each and every street within the City limits of Santa Barbara just for the fun of it. Peter is a dentist, and Stacey is a long-time County employee who helps the elderly without family to look after them. Read more

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