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Mother Orange Tree

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Interesting and Free!

Without a doubt, the largest orange tree I have ever seen AND it has fruit on it! Tucked away and... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Lyda K
What an Amazing Tree

Off the beaten path in Oroville, California, you'll find this astounding 160 year old orange tree... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2015
Bigredmachine
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400 Glen Dr, Oroville, CA 95966-9222
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

I guess there has to be an orange tree in California where all others have come from. Not much to see here, but it is very interesting. Picnic tables are available.

Thank mcpcmp
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is CA first Orange Tree. She is impressive, she was transplanted to this location when they built the Oroville Dam. It is in a residential neighborhood in front of the DWR office. Adding this to your trip to the Oroville Dam only takes an...More

Thank lanedianna
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This is very poor, it is just an Orange Tree and it is very old. It is no big deal it is out side of the Park and wild life offices. It just looks like a tree. They do have a metal fence around it....More

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This picture is a baby of the mother orange tree near the Bidwell Marina launch ramp parking lot close to the suspension bridge at lake Oroville.... The mother orange tree on Glenn Dr is surrounded by cyclone fencing to protect it from vandals I guess...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Without a doubt, the largest orange tree I have ever seen AND it has fruit on it! Tucked away and somewhat tricky to find, this is where the California orange tradition began.

Thank Lyda K
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We take our friends to see the 1st orange tree in California. They are fascinated by the fact that it is the mother tree. It's just a tree, but since it's the mother of all orange trees, it's pretty amazing.

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 14 December 2015

If visiting THE original orange tree that started the history of California Orange Groves makes you giddy, it's an awesome (if kinda obscure) side trip. It's pretty odd and lonely there all by itself, but combine it with a stop at Ishis last known spot,...More

Thank CardamomTuesday
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Off the beaten path in Oroville, California, you'll find this astounding 160 year old orange tree that is the origin to the entire orange industry in California. It is worth the time to see this tree if you are in the area. I would recommend...More

Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Back in the fifties I swam across the Feather River under Bidwell Bridge. the oldest suspension bridge west of the Mississippi. We picnicked in the Mother Orange's shade.The dam went up, and the river swelled, The bridge.is now perched high and dry over the Oroville...More

1  Thank Clyde H
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is the second oldest orange tree in the entire world. It has A history going clear back to the gold rush days when it was planted next to the largest suspension bridge west of the Mississippi in 1860 at Bidwell Bar on the Feather...More

Thank Richard W
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