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The Most Unique Trees in the World

Baobab tree, southern Africa

The baobabs of central southern Africa are maybe one of the best-known for their uniqueness.

They look like they’ve been flung into the Earth upside down.

Given their peculiar shape, an Arabian legend  has it that “the devil plucked up the baobab, thrust its branches into the earth, and left its roots in the air.”

 

Dragon Blood Tree – Socotra

The Dragon’s Blood Tree is an ancient plant that grows only on the island of Socotra, Yemen. The tree incorporates a particular outside shape that creates it see like a colossal umbrella. It develops in rough grounds and on tall areas. The dragon blood tree dates back to over 50 million years.

This tree produces red honey that is one of the most expensive honey types in the world that has many health benefits; the roots are also used in some treatments including rheumatism.

 

Dead Vlei Trees – Namibia

These skeleton-like trees are located in Deadvlei. The trees, now over 1000 years old, form a barren forest.

RAINBOW EUCALYPTUS

These tree looks like it have been painted on, but these colors are all natural. Eucalyptus deglupta is so colorful that it’s known as the rainbow eucalyptus. When this extraordinary tree sheds its bark, it nearly looks like a colored pencil being honed. This makes for a exhibition that’s unforgettable.

It can be found in the Papua New Guinea, Philippines and Indonesia  where it can soar up to 250 feet in the air. The colorful striations are created  because of the tree doesn’t shed all at once. Gradually, over time, diverse layers drop off, whereas other uncovered regions have as of now started aging.

                                                                                                                                                                    

ÁRBOL DE TULE

Arbol del Tule is considered to be the broadest tree in the world. It is LOCATED INSIDE A GATED CHURCHYARD in the picturesque town of Santa Maria del Tule. It is 43 meters (135 feet) in height, has a circumference of 35.87 meters (139 feet).

The appearance of the massive tree looks like multiple trunks fused together. Recent DNA tests, however, show, that it is in fact a single individual tree.

Nickname of the tree is the “Tree of Life” which comes from the  images of animals that are reputedly visible in the tree’s gnarled trunk. Local Zapotec legend tells that it was planted about 1400 years ago by Pechocha, a priest of Ehecatl, the Aztec storm-god (Pakenham 2002).

Angel Oak, South Carolina

The Angel Oak is more than 400-500 years old. It is simply known as The Tree in some circles. The tree acquired its name from plantation owner Justus Angel.

The Oak is 66.5 feet or six stories high, and the trunk has a circumference of 28 feet. It provides over 17,200 square feet of shade, and the most extended branch reaches 187 feet from tip to end.

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