Big Fresno Fair’s Tractor Tree exhibit to be featured in Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” book

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The Tractor Tree that debuted at the 2018 Big Fresno Fair is getting added to Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” fall 2019 book. 

The Tractor Tree was unveiled as a tribute to Fresno County’s rich agricultural heritage.

The Smithsonian declared 2018 the “Year of the Tractor,” and the CEO of the Big Fresno Fair came up with the idea to construct a 32 foot tall tree comprised of nearly 1,200 tractor parts – some more than 100 years old.

The structure weighed a total of 32.8 tons.

Executives at Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” thought it sounded unbelievable, so they selected to feature the Tractor Tree in their book.

“The Tractor Tree grew from inspiration – the inspiration to tell our own tractor story of how these incredible pieces of machinery molded the agricultural landscape of our region and help propel us into a worldwide agricultural powerhouse,” said John C. Alkire, CEO of The Big Fresno Fair.

The tree has a total of 23 tractors and there are more than 1,156 tractor parts.

It took organizers more than 3,300 hours of labor to construct the iconic “Tractor Tree.”
 

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