9 Most Unique Trees In The World

Unique Trees“To know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.”

Hal Borland, American author and journalist

Do you have a wanderlust heart and ready for a great traveling adventure? Consider visiting some of the world’s most marvelous trees. It will be worth every second of your time to stand beside some of nature’s oldest, tallest, and most unique creations.

It is hard to believe that these trees are a product of Mother Nature. While there are many more incredible trees out there, here are 9 of some of the most unique trees in the world. Having a chance to visit these trees would be an incredible experience.

The Most Unique Trees on Earth

Here is a list of 9 of the most unique trees that you can physically visit today.

  1. Arbol Del Tule
    The Arbol Del Tule is a Montezuma Cypress tree on the grounds of a church in Santa Maria Del Tule in Mexico. This amazing tree is known for its 119 feet around circumference, but only standing 116 feet high.  The Arbol Del Tule is believed to be one of the oldest trees out there. Some say it ranges from 1200- 2000 years old, one source says it is over 6000 years old.The circumference of this tree is just under 139 feet. The tree is so large that at first people thought it was multiple trees. DNA tests have been done to prove that it is just one tree.
  2. Rainbow Tree or Eucalyptus Deglupta
    At first look at this tree, it would seem it was on a path of some kind of 5k color run or a display in an art show. The trees bark is filled with bright greens, pinks, oranges and blues giving it the image that it has been painted. However, this tree’s color comes only from mother nature. Each year the patches of the outer bark are shed and reveal the bright green inner bark. The bark will then mature and darken over time with will turn into blue, purple, orange and maroon tones.
  3. Wollemi Pine
    This tree gets the prize for being the oldest known species. It’s history dates back to the dinosaurs. It was thought to be extinct when it was discovered in 1994 by a bushwalker in the national park. You might not be able to actually go and visit the discovered trees exact location as they hit it to protect the fewer than 100 trees known to be growing in the wild. This tree has been dated to 200 million years ago. The oldest known adult Wollemi Pines is thought to be more than 1000 years old. The oldest known Wollemi Pine type fossil dates back 90 million years.The discovery of the Wollemi Pine is dubbed the “botanical find of the century.” Research is being done to help preserve this species, and organizations have allowed for people to adopt their own Wollemi tree. Wollemipine.com stated,” Soon, you will be able to grown your own Wollemi Pine and be a part of one of the most dramatic comebacks in natural history.
  4. Pirangi Cashew Tree
    Can you imagine a tree that is almost 2 acres long? The Pirangi Cashew tree is located in Natal, Brazil and is 177 years old. It was planted by a fisherman. Unbeknownst to him, this specific tree had a genetic mutation. When the branches of the Pirangi tree touch the ground, it puts down roots and keeps growing.
  5. Circus Trees
    If you are looking for a beautiful example of how man and nature can co-exist in harmony, look no further then, Axel Erlandson’s “Circus Trees”. Erlandson was a bean farmer, for a hobby shaped trees. He would prune, bend, and graft trees into incredible shapes. In one of his projects, he planted six sycamore trees in a circle and the sculpted them together to form diamond patterns.
  6. Giant Sequoias: General ShermanGiant Sequoia General Sherman
    If your moto in life, is “go big or go home,” then making a trip to Sierra Navada, Californa is a must. Located in the Sequoia National Park are the world largest trees. The biggest is called General Sherman. It is over 6000 tons in weight, has a volume of 52,500, and is 275 feet tall. This tree is not just tall, but old. It is approximately 2,200 years old.This tree isn’t alone in his category of largeness, but has some fierce competition. There is another tree located in Canyon Nation Park which actually has a larger circumference. However, the it was the tree with the largest volume that won out, not on point system. Therefore, General Sherman stays the champion.
  7. Lone Cypress in Monterey
    The Lone Cypress is a tree isn’t a particularly tall tree, but it’s surrounding is what makes this tree pop. It sits on the top of a granite hillside in California with the beautiful ocean as it’s backdrop.
  8. Chandelier Tree
    Looking to actually drive through a tree? The Chandelier is the most famous of all the drive-through trees and is located in Leggett, California. This tree stands 315 feet tall and is a redwood tree. In 1930, a 6 food by 9-foot hole was cut through its base.
  9. Tree of Life
    The loneliest of trees in the world is located in Bahrain. This tree has fought all odds and sits at the highest point in the barren desert of Bahrain. There is not another tree around it for hundreds of miles. How can a tree survive in the desert like this? It is thought to have tap roots reaching hundreds of feet down to aquifers.

Take Away

These trees are just some of the amazing trees throughout the world. Maybe you can’t visit these places today, maybe for you, it’s choosing to go for a walk in a forest by your home. Maybe, it’s taking a moment to plant a tree in your own backyard.

Buddha said, “A tree is wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food, warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to those who wield an axe to cut it down.” Spend time surrounded by trees, and allow them to speak, inspire, and change you.

Over to You

Have you seen any of these trees in person? If not, what is the top tree that you would like to see?

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