The Amazing Trees of Cabrillo Boulevard

Santa Barbara is a city of wondrous trees, and there are many blocks downtown—Carrillo, Anapamu, Miplas…—where I still find myself thrilled by the foresight of whoever planted them decades ago. But for sheer personality, you can’t beat the trees along Cabrillo Boulevard. Gnarled by wind and time, they look sculptural, like gigantic bonsai. Here are some of my favorites….