The World’s Most Extraordinary Trees

“Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky.” – Kahlil Gibran. While there are many trees around the world that are truly  mighty and awesome. We compiled a list of six trees that have some exotic characteristics that make them a visual treat.

These unique trees are worth a look:

1.  Cannon Ball Tree 

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Not only are the fruits as large, round and heavy as their namesake, but when they fall to the earth, they often do so with loud and explosive noises. This tree is also known for its flora and fauna. Found mainly in the region of southern Caribbean and northern parts of South America, and even in many religious temples of India this is one spectacular tree.

2. The President Tree

This giant 3200 year old tree is located in Nevada’s Sequoia National Park. The tree is known to have 2 billion leaves and is 74 meters tall.  Though it is not the tallest tree in the world but is definitely a mighty one.

3. Baobab Trees 

The Baobab is native to the African savannah. With a height of up to 25 meters, the branches form a roof with more than 20 meters in diameter – the tree itself may be several thousand years old. The strong root system also contributes to its amazing drought resistance.

4.  Rainbow Eucalyptus trees 

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Eucalyptus deglupta, commonly called the “rainbow eucalyptus” or “Mindanao gum” is quite a stunner. It’s bark contains colors of the rainbow that definitely will blow your mind. These trees are native to the tropical region of New Britain, New Guinea, Seram, Sulawesi and Mindanao, the rainbow eucalyptus is a extremely large, broadleaved evergreen tree.

5. Dragon Blood Tree 

This tree is one of the most weirdest looking tree. The upper part of the tree resembles an upside down umbrella. It is one of the most famous and distinctive plant of the island of Socotra.

6. Axel Erlandson’s Circus Trees

Axel Erlandson was an American ‘arborsculptor’ who planted trees in specified patterns and pruned, bent and grafted them into shapes not seen in nature.