M O S T A M A Z I N G T R E E S I N T H E W O R L D
PIRANGI CASHEW TREE , BRAZIL
It’s the largest cashew tree in the world and more like a root and bush than a tree covering a span of 8,500 square meters alone !
This tree is probably 300 feet by 300 feet in total. It looks like a forest and a bears 8000 fruit in a year.
TREE OF LIFE , BAHRAIN
The local inhabitants believe with heart and soul that this was the actual location of the Garden of Eden.
This four century old mesquite tree survives in the midst of desert without availability of water.
The mystery of the survival of the tree has made it a legend and the name “ tree of life ” is absolutely appropriate for the tree, truly representing the magic of life.
CHAPEL OAK OF ALLOUVILLE – BELLEFOSSE
Chapel Tree one of the most famous trees in France – actually, it’s more than just a tree: it’s a building and a religious monument all in one.
In 1669, l’Abbe du Detroit and du Cerceau decided to build a chapel , ( at that time ) a 500 years old or so oak tree was made hollow by a lightning bolt. Now, parts of the tree are dead, the crown keeps becoming smaller and smaller every year
BAOBAB – MADAGASCAR
Baobabs, with their distinctive shape, are one of the most charismatic group of trees in the world. This particular specimen, located in Madagascar, is referred to as the ‘ Teapot Baobab ’.
These trees remain leafless for most part of the year, and their thick, bloated, fire-resistant trunks store water during the dry months.
GERMAN SHERMAN – ( SEQUIA NATIONAL PARK )
General Sherman is about 2500years old tree with a height of 275 feet ( 83.8 metres ), located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States.
This stunning tree has the base of its trunk measuring about 102 feet in circumference. Witnesses to this spectacular creation of nature can only justify its stature !
SILK COTTON TREES OF TA PROHM , CAMBODIA
Ta Prohm Temple or the Jungle Temple which is located in the Angkor Thom complex has trees growing here in the most astounding way. Words cannot describe it until you set foot there and see it for yourself.
Apparently, the place was left as is over the hundreds of years and the outcome is amazing from what you see now in the place which is also called Angkor Archaeological Park
TULE TREE OF OAXACA , MEXICO
Mexico’s most famous tree, the ginormous Tule Tree ( Arbol del Tule ) grows near Oaxaca City. It may not be the largest or the oldest tree in the world.
But it has no contenders for widest girth award which is abround 164 feet in circumference.
DRAGON TREE , CANARY ISLANDS
The Dragon Tree is found at de los Vinos in Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, and is said to be between 650 and 1,500 years old.The tree exudes ‘ dragon’s blood ’ – a red sap – when cut.
WOLLEMI PINE , AUSTRALIA
The unique qualities of the Wollemi Pine lie not in its looks but in its history. It is a “living dinosaur”, and was nearly extinct before it was discovered in Sydney, Australia in 1994.Very few exist in the wild.