Slide "Moreton Bay Fig, Santa Barbara (Fenced)" (2017/2020) Moreton Bay Fig, Santa Barbara (Fence) Slide "Moreton Bay Fig, Santa Barbara (Open Wide)" (2017/2019) Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Santa Barbara, California Slide "Moreton Bay Fig, Santa Barbara (Three-Part Harmony)" (2015/2020) Moreton Bay Fig, Santa Barbara (Three-Part Harmony) Slide "Moreton Bay Fig, Santa Barbara (Vessel)" (2017/2019) Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Santa Barbara, California Slide "Moreton Bay Fig, Santa Barbara (Daniel in the Roots)" (2015/2019) Dan Hiding in the Moreton Bay Fig Slide "Moreton Bay Fig, Santa Barbara (XO)" (2017/2020) Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Santa Barbara, California (X) Slide "Moreton Bay Fig, Santa Barbara (Flash)" (2017/2020) Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Santa Barbara, California (Flash)

The Moreton Bay Fig Tree is a Ficus macrophylla, imported from Australia and planted in Santa Barbara in 1876. The enormous tree now stands on a street corner next to the Amtrak train station. It is on the California Register of Big Trees and was designated a historic landmark in 1970. I have masked out most of the background to keep the focus on the sculptural form of the tree, with its sprawling roots and long branches.

See also: Urban Tree Portraits: Los Angeles