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The trees of Santa Barbara's streets and parks are a legacy from the several plantsmen who contributed so much to the horticultural ambiance of the area. The 420 species that now grow in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities represent a conservatory of the arboreal diversity of the world. Trees of Santa Barbara is a valuable field guide for both locals and visitors seeking to augment their knowledge of the area's beautiful landscapes and its horticultural heritage. This volume is a complete revision of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's Trees of Santa Barbara, last published in 1974. Detailed descriptions of each species are provided and supported by over 800 photographs of overall habit, flowers, fruit, and leaves. Viewing locations are noted, and anecdotal observations serve to bring each species to life. While the focus is on the trees of Santa Barbara, most of the species described here can be found in horticultural settings extending from San Francisco to San Diego.