The World’s Most Unique and Unusual Trees
Throughout the world there are some truly amazing and unique trees, many of them attracting visitors from near and far. In this post we’ll look at 10 that stand out. Some of types of trees and others are specific trees.
Axel Erlandson’s Circus Trees, California
Axel Erlandson shaped trees as a hobby and in 1947 he opened The Tree Circus to showcase the trees to the public. The trees are now a part of Gilroy Gardens, a garden-themed park in Gilroy, California.
Photo credit: Jay Peeples
Giant Sequoias, California
The Giant Sequoias are the world’s largest trees (in terms of total volume). The grow to an average height of around 150 – 275 feet and 20 – 25 feet in diameter. The grow only in the groves of Sierra Nevada, California. “General Sherman”, located in Sequoia National Park, is the largest known single tree.
Photo credit: Josh Gallaway
Árbol del Tule (The Tule Tree), Mexico
Photo credit: Paul Hickman
Banyan Tree, India
The national tree of India, the banyan trees are seen as sacred by the Hindus because of its medicinal value to treat and cure diseases. The look of the tree is distinct because of its tangle of branches, roots, and trunks.
Photo credit: Barbara Monroe
Baobab Tree, Madagascar
Photo credit: Jose Luis Hitos
El Arbol de La Sabina, Canary Islands
Photo credit: Carlos SM
Pirangi Cashew Tree, Brazil
The Pirangi Cashew Tree near Natal, Brazil covers nearly 2 acres. The trees uniqueness is due to a genetic mutation that causes it to grow sideways instead of upwards. It’s branches have grown their own roots, making it look like many different trees.
Photo credit: LeRoc
Tree of Life, Bahrain
The Tree of Life in Bahrain has been given it’s name because it is miles away from other vegetation in the heart of the desert, making its existence a mystery. It is believed to have roots up to several hundred feet deep that reach a water source.
Photo credit: Alex Europa
Dragon Tree, Canary Islands
Photo credit: Danielle Paccaloni
Wollemi Pine, Australia
The Wollemi Pine was only known through fossil record until a living tree was found in Australia in 1994 by David Noble, a filed officer at Wollemi National Park. The exact location is still undisclosed to the public and less than 100 trees are growing in the wild.
Photo credit: Tony Rodd