Complex and beautiful, trees are the most amazing wonders of our natural world and have provided for humans since our beginnings. Get inspired by the beauty of Mother Nature with these stunning tree pictures. The world is indeed full of wonder
01. Methuselah Tree Is 4,843 Years Old
Located in the White Mountains of California, this famous bristlecone pine was long believed to be the oldest living non-colonial organism until the discovery of another bristlecone which was believed to be well over 5,000 years old.
02. Single Tree Grows 40 Kinds Of Fruit
This unique tree has been engineered to grow 40 kinds of stone fruits, from peaches to cherries. It’s nothing short of a modern marvel, opening the door to many new trees that can help feed people in harsher climates.
03. 144-Year-Old Japanese Pink Wisteria Tree
Covering an area of over 2,000 square meters, this tree has been part of the Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan since 1870. Because of the nature of Wisteria trees spreading, its heavy branches are now supported by metal structures allowing tourists to get fantastic photo opportunities below its canopy.
04. General Sherman, The Giant Sequoia, Is The Single Tallest Single-Stem Tree In The World
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Located in California’s Sequoia National Park, this magnificent tree is over 275 feet tall and is estimated to be anywhere from 2,300 to 2700 years old.
05. African Baobab Trees
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In what looks like something from another planet, Boabab trees have their unique shape due to the water they store in their trunks because of the prolonged droughts in the harsh African climate. Some of the larger Baobabs have been found to have over 32,000 gallons of water stored in their trunks during the peak rainy seasons.
06. Angel Oak Tree
Located in Charleston, South Carolina, this Southern Live Oak is thought to be almost 1400 years old. Some of its branches are nearly 200 feet in length.
07. Circus Trees
Horticulturalist Axel Erlandson designed these genetically engineered trees. These trees could be bent and contorted to all sorts of shapes, making them a living wonder attraction for many people throughout the 1940s and 50s.
08. The Hundred Horse Chestnut Trees
The oldest known chestnut tree in the world at around 4,000 years old, this Sicilian chestnut is unique because of the legend that surrounds it. According to the story, 100 knights were stranded in a thunderstorm and could seek safety under this tree, thus giving the majestic chestnut its exciting name.
09. The Rainbow Eucalyptus
These colorful trees have bright green bark that can often change tones as the tree ages or the weather changes, almost having a rainbow appearance ranging from orange, purple, blue, and maroon.
10. 400-Year-Old Japanese White Pine Bonsai Tree
Even though 400 years doesn’t make it the oldest bonsai tree currently living, this tree is unique because it survived the Hiroshima nuclear bombing in 1945. It is now in the National Bonsai Museum in Washington, D.C.
11. Arbol del Tule Trees
This Montezuma Cypress is in Mexico’s Santa Maria del Tula town square. Its unique trunk is considered to be the thickest in the world. The tree’s exact age is unknown, with estimates ranging from 1,200 to 3,000 years old.
12. Boab Prison Tree
The hollow trunk of this Boab tree located in Derby, Western Australia, was supposedly once used by indigenous Australians as a holding cell for criminals. Of course, this is just a legend, as there is no supporting evidence that this was the case.
13. Another Old Oak, The Major Oak, Is Over 1,000 Years Old
Located in the heart of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, England, this tree was allegedly once Robin Hood’s hideout, according to local legends. It’s become weak in recent years requiring branches to be supported by artificial structures.
14. Banyan Tree
Banyan trees are a type of fig growing on other trees’ trunks. The host trees eventually die from the Banyan taking over, causing them to rot away and giving the tree its unique “hollowed-out” look that its famous for.
The hollowed-out insides of a Banyan tree can be a shelter for many different species of animals.
15. Olive Tree Of Vouves
One of the oldest living olive trees, Crete, Greece’s ‘Tree of Vouves,’ is thought to be easily over 3,000 years old. It still produces olives that are highly prized.
16. The Windswept Trees Of Slope Point, New Zealand
The various trees that grow in this southern area of New Zealand are exposed to the harsh Antarctic winds, constantly causing them to be subjected to strong winds. Their signature “sideways look” reminds us of mother nature’s tenacity.
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