“If I have two hands like you, would you dare cut me with your axe?” – A tree wants to ask a man who is cutting him down
Trees are amazing creatures on planet earth. If not for their services to us, we would be long extinct. Trees give us oxygen, fruits and many other by-products.
Even though we are cutting down vast forests for wood, they are still accommodating for our needs. We must all be hugging trees every day and care for them. Below are some of the oldest and most magnificent trees in the world. Have a close look at them and listen to what they have to say.
125+ Year Old Rhododendron “Tree” In Canada
This huge 125-year-oldold rhododendron is technically not a tree – most are considered to be shrubs. You can find out more about it here
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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. Read more about it here
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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. Find out more here
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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.’s North Pacific region. (Image credits: Drew Hopper
Blooming Cherry Trees in Bonn, Germany
This beautiful tunnel of cherry blossoms blooms in Bonn, Germany in April. To see more tunnels like this one, click here
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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 1400 or 1500 years old. (Image credits: Daniela Duncan
Flamboyant Tree, Brazil
The flamboyant tree is endemic to Madagascar, but it grows in tropical areas around the world. (Image credits: Salete T Silva
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. (Image credits: Csilla Zelko
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. (Image credits: Christopher Martin
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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