Dave    
 13493.0 #2 (DL Qual #3

Sep 18, 2010 2:43 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
This tree is located two miles from Disneyland on west st....Do you know it's importance in Disneyland History?

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Walt saw this tree in the area and called up his imagineers and said this is the tree I want the swiss family Robinson treehouse to be modeled after....so they all went down and sketched the tree....if I look at the original attraction poster and the tree house itself it looks spot on....the tree is about 150 years old and is an Australian fig tree and was believed to been planted there by early German settlers....if u go and stand next to the tree it's a giant and the roots are massive and have a banyan tree style look to it....I took this pic today - Dave  13493.0 #2 2:58PM
This tree always freake me out when I was a kid. The roots are so tall!!! - Prettynpink1023  284.3 #1019 5:38PM
Wow!! No clue! I can't wait to find out! - CAdreamer  98.8 #3611 2:44PM
Me either. Do tell. - DesperateMousewife  877.4 #209 2:45PM
Hidden Mickey? - JimW  1074.1 #170 2:46PM
Didn't it get replanted from the park. Walt couldn't stand just mowing such a huge old tree over so he had it moved. Right???? - Jayjay  417.5 #531 2:46PM
I don't know.... JayJay, I like your story. That sounds like something Walt would do.  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 2:50PM
AMAZING piece of Disney Trivia!! Thanks for another good one Dave! - CAdreamer  98.8 #3611 2:59PM
Cool story Dave! Thanks a bunch! - DesperateMousewife  877.4 #209 2:59PM
Hahaha I was way off.... Time for a dirty martini !! - Jayjay  417.5 #531 3:14PM
Neat factoid Dave. - Polkadobo  384.7 #583 3:17PM
Thanks for sharing DAVE! Cool info! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 3:23PM
Great story! Thanks for sharing!  - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 3:27PM
Never knew that, thanks Dave - LBChica  2437.4 #59 3:44PM
 - Calypso  867.5 #215 3:45PM
That's a really cool story. Thanks for sharing. - PrettyPixie  760.3 #248 3:47PM
Cool story! Thx!! - SnowW13  222.6 #1697 4:04PM
Love this! I believe this is a Morton Bay Fig (which is an Australian fig tree). They are stunning and get huge - fabulous for climbing! Thanks for sharing, Dave! - BLG  1048.9 #174 5:00AM
Great info! Thanks Dave!! - MinnieJ  281.9 #1043 5:26AM
Great story!! Where exactly on West Street is this at? - Stimpy0323  420.8 #528 5:26AM
Dave this is awesome thanks for sharing! - Smart.tea  206.7 #1913 5:31AM
bump - Dave  13493.0 #2 4:37PM
Awesome! I was gonna say...kinda looks like a banyan tree! - MissMolly  1355.3 #129 4:38PM
Relocated is my guess - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #25 4:40PM
Thanks Dave!! Great info - MarshaMouse  5036.0 #25 4:41PM
Wow, that is awesome! Thanks for sharing! - Vegan7LuvsStitch  1026.3 #178 4:42PM
Is this the tree on West St near Anaheim High School? - RickChavez  3671.2 #40 4:47PM
yes - Dave   13493.0 #2 4:58PM
OK thought so cause that is one huge tree. Thanks for the info. Did not know this. - RickChavez  3671.2 #40 5:08PM
It is worth the visit! 🌲 - 33Wonderland  65.1 #4286 4:51PM
i heard vincentchase haunts it. - chris.  2511.0 #56 5:00PM
Me and ariel - vincentchase1  672.9 #300 5:40PM
Hahahaha - Jacqueline  580.0 #349 8:03PM
There is a lot of history with the trees. Did the Cultivating the magic tour. The tree by pirates was going to get torn down cause it had electric pipes going through it. It caused problems so they cut the pipes and moved it to DL. Pipes are still in the tree.CM called it the Arco tree - Chumash28  1207.7 #143 5:38PM
neat info! - ReturnOfTheMickey  7.4 #13510 5:39PM
that's awesome! thanks for sharing! - OhanaPhoto  5120.1 #24 6:12PM
Very cool. - arielchica  256.2 #1290 7:33PM
Cool!! πŸ‘ - PinkMinnie  176.9 #2290 7:48PM
I went to visit this tree after Duchess made a history post about it. It is still there and it is amazing to behold...... way back wednesday is wicked! - GrumpyPirateDad  1936.2 #86 7:57PM
Dave (: - Jacqueline  580.0 #349 8:04PM
that. is . awesome! - lorelaismom  15.3 #8503 8:00PM
That is an amazing tree! Thank you for the info!!! - Boundin  685.3 #289 8:01PM
Nice history, thanks. - CobbPR  7283.3 #12 8:07PM
Thanks for the info! - MinnieMousewife  914.1 #201 8:16PM
Cool history! - DSNYCheeks3  866.1 #216 8:19PM
Cool history where on west st - greenalien39  426.8 #516 9:09PM

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