Trees literally bring life to the world. But not only are they functional, they bring a ton of beauty, awe, and wonder! We’ve stood next to largest three trees in the world and driven through a famous redwood tree, but there are still so many out there that we want to see and photograph.
11 MOST AMAZING TREES TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST
1. Chandelier Tree
Also known as the drive-thru tree, the Chandelier Tree is a giant redwood located on the 101 175 miles north of San Francisco. Can you tell I wasn’t in a particularly good mood during our visit? Couldn’t even smile for the photo. haha
2. Tree of Life
Located in Bahrain, this mesquite tree known as the Tree of Life is one of the loneliest trees in the world. It sits at the highest point in the desert hundreds of miles from other trees.
3. General Sherman
This giant sequoia is located in Sequoia National Park and is the largest tree in the world by volume! It’s somewhere between 2,300-2,700 years old.
Also known as the Trembling Giant, Pando is a massive colony of a single quaking aspen tree spread over more than 100 acres in Utah. The trees share a giant underground root system and estimated to weigh 6,615 tons, making it the heaviest living organism on the planet.
5. El Tule Tree
This Montezuma cypress tree is located in Santa maria del Tule in Oaxaca, Mexico. Although it’s not the largest tree, it still measures more than 119 feet around (the General Sherman is 102 feet around) and is beautifully stunning!
6. Dragon Blood Tree
Located in Yemen, these unique trees not only look odd, but when it is wounded, a red resin comes out that looks like blood.
7. 144-Year-Old Wisteria in Japan
Although it’s not technically a tree, this wisteria vine located in Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan is spectacular (really, just google it!). It’s so heavy that this plant is held up on steel supports so that visitors can walk below the canopy.
8. Wind-Swept Trees in New Zealand
These trees show the true power of Mother Nature! Located in Slope Point, New Zealand, the extreme wind has molded these trees into what they are now.
9. The President Tree (see full post)
The third largest giant sequoia in the world, this tree lives alongside other giants in Sequoia National Park.
10. Rainbow Eucalyptus
Located in Kauai, Hawaii, it’s hard to miss the beautifully colorful patches of the rainbow eucalyptus, which is the result of shedding its bark.
11. Baobab Trees
Some of the most unique trees in the world, the Baobab Trees make their home in Madagascar.
Bonus: General Grant Tree
Clocking in as the second largest tree in the world, this giant sequoia makes its home in Kings Canyon National Park. Separate post coming soon!
P.S. Please check out these photographers’ websites who were kind enough to let us use their work! :)