Saturday, October 18, 2014

16 Of The Most Magnificent Trees In The World

125+ Year Old Rhododendron “Tree” In Canada

This huge 125-year-oldold rhododendron is technically not a tree – most are considered to be shrubs.

144-Year-Old Wisteria In Japan

At 1,990 square meters (about half an acre), this huge wisteria is the largest of its kind in Japan.

Wind-Swept Trees In New Zealand

These trees on Slope Point, the southern tip of New Zealand,
grow at an angle because they’re constantly buffeted by extreme antarctic winds.

Beautiful Japanese Maple In Portland, Oregon

Antarctic Beech Draped In Hanging Moss In Oregon

The antarctic beech is native to Chile and Argentina, though this specimen is from the U.S.’ North Pacific region.  

Blooming Cherry Trees in Bonn, Germany

This beautiful tunnel of cherry blossoms blooms in Bonn, Germany in April.
Angel Oak In John’s Island In South Carolina
The Angel Oak in South Carolina stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall and is estimated to be more than 400 or 500 years old.  
Flamboyant Tree, Brazil
The flamboyant tree is endemic to Madagascar, but it grows in tropical areas around the world
Dragonblood Trees, Yemen
The dragonblood tree earned its fearsome name due to its crimson red sap, which is used as a dye and was used as a violin varnish,
an alchemical ignredient, and a folk remedy for various ailments. 

The President, Third-Largest Giant Sequoia Tree In The World, California

President, located in Sequoia National Park in California, stands 241 ft (73m) tall and has a ground circumference of 93 ft (28m).
It is the third largest giant sequoia in the world (second if you count its branches in addition to its trunk).  

Maple Tree Tunnel in Oregon

Rainbow Eucalyptus In Kauai, Hawaii

The rainbow eucalyptus, which grows throughout the South Pacific, is both useful and beautiful.
It is prized for both the colorful patches left by its shedding bark and for its pulpwood, which is used to make paper.  
Jacarandas in Cullinan, South Africa
These beautiful Jacarandas, with their violet flowers, grow in South Africa.  
Avenue Of Oaks At Dixie Plantation In South Carolina
This avenue of oak trees was planted some time in the 1790s on Dixie Plantation in South Carolina.  
Baobab Trees In Madagascar
These baobabs in Madagascar are excellent at storing water in their thick trunks to use during droughts.  

The Dark Hedges In Northern Ireland

Ireland’s Dark Hedges were planted in the 18th century.
This Stunning beech tree tunnel was featured on Game of Thrones as well.

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