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Glendora in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Big Tree

 
 
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By Craig Baker, December 24, 2018
1. Big Tree Marker
Inscription.  The Big Tree was planted in the late 1880’s by Mr. Edgar J. Owens, one of Glendora’s early residents. The tree, botanical name Ficus Macrophylla, is commonly called Moreton Bay Fig and is named after the Moreton Bay region of Australia where the species grows naturally.

The tree stands 90 feet in height and it has a branch spread of 110 feet. The trunk measures 30 feet in circumference and the unusual root system covers 1200 square feet of land area. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 34° 7.616′ N, 117° 51.976′ W. Marker is in Glendora, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of South Santa Fe Avenue and West Colorado Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Santa Fe Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 665 S Santa Fe Ave, Glendora CA 91740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pacific Electric Station (approx. ľ mile away); Glendora City Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Glendora Bougainvillea (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rubel Castle (approx. 1.7 miles away);
Big Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 24, 2018
2. Big Tree Marker
The marker is at the base of the tree near the sidewalk.
Azusa, the Canyon City (approx. 2.4 miles away); Covina Firehouse - Jail Museum (approx. 3 miles away); Birthplace of San Dimas (approx. 3˝ miles away); Santa Fe Depot (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendora.
 
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Big Tree image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 24, 2018
3. Big Tree
Nearby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, December 24, 2018
4. Nearby Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 275 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 27, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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