Scotts Valley, California: Tree Circus Remnants

Axel Erlandson's "Tree Circus," opened in 1947, later renamed "The Lost World." 29 trees were transplanted in the 1980s to Gilroy, CA. A couple of trees remain around this strip of businesses.

4652 Scotts Valley Dr, Scotts Valley, CA
West of Hwy 17, going south on Scotts Valley Dr, look for Tree Circus Center strip mall sign on left.
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Dead Circus Tree.

Circus Trees - Attraction Remnants

This is the original site of Axel Erlandson's "Tree Circus," opened in 1947, later renamed " The Lost World." In 2001, 19 of his original, wonderfully grafted trees were sold to Bonfante Gardens in Gilroy, where today they continue to amaze and thrive.

Three grafted trees (2 alive, 1 dead) remain on the property, where a plaque is located that tells the story of Axel and his trees.

The trees are located in the front and back parking lot.

[John Turner, 02/28/2017]

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