Moreton Bay fig (Balboa Park)

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Moreton Bay fig
San Diego, 2016 - 507.jpg
The tree in 2016
Moreton Bay fig is located in California
Moreton Bay fig
Moreton Bay fig
Balboa Park, San Diego, California, United States
Coordinates32°43′58″N 117°08′51″W / 32.73275°N 117.14748°W / 32.73275; -117.14748Coordinates: 32°43′58″N 117°08′51″W / 32.73275°N 117.14748°W / 32.73275; -117.14748
Date seeded1914 (1914)

The Moreton Bay fig tree in San Diego's Balboa Park is one of the largest trees in California.[1][2][3][4]


It began its life when it was planted in 1914.[5] During the Panama–California Exposition it was part of the San Diego County garden exhibit; as of 2017 it is the last remaining plant from the exhibit.[6] The area underneath it was fenced off to the public in 1989 due to damage to the fig caused by foot traffic.[5]


  1. ^ "Balboa Park's Moreton Bay Fig Tree turns 100 (okay, maybe 99… or 101…)". Balboa Park Beat. Balboa Park. 2010-06-23. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  2. ^ "theNAT | Moreton Bay Fig Tree". San Diego Natural History Museum. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  3. ^ "The Moreton Bay Fig Tree: A Balboa Park Icon". San Diego Natural History Museum. 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  4. ^ "Moreton Bay fig in the Balboa Park in San Diego". 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  5. ^ a b Steele, Jeanette (1 February 2018). "Balboa Park's No. 1 tree may get viewing platform". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  6. ^ Stalmer, Julie (14 July 2017). "Balboa Park's Moreton Bay fig — how to keep the love". San Diego Reader. Retrieved 2 February 2018.

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