11 Most Amazing Trees to Put On Your Bucket List

11 Most Amazing Trees to Put On Your Bucket List

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
The Chandelier Tree at Redwood National Park (11 Most Amazing Trees to Put On Your Bucket List).

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.

The Tree of Life Bahrain (11 Fascinating and Unique Trees to Put On Your Bucket List).
via Faisal

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.
General Sherman Tree (11 Most Amazing Trees to Put On Your Bucket List).

4. Pando

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.

Trembling Giant Pando (11 Fascinating and Unique Trees to Put On Your Bucket List).
via Tony Frates

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!

El Tule Tree (11 Most Amazing Trees to Put On Your Bucket List).
via Jason Hehir

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.

Dragon Blood Tree Socotra (11 Fascinating and Unique Trees to Put On Your Bucket List)
via Jonah Kessel

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.

144 Year Old Wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park Japan (11 Most Amazing Trees to Put On Your Bucket List).
via Jeeheon

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.

Wind Swept Trees in Slope Point New Zealand (11 Fascinating and Unique Trees to Put On Your Bucket List).
via Ben Seabird NZ

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.
The President Tree (11 Most Amazing Trees to Put On Your Bucket List).

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.

Rainbow Eucalyptus in Kauai Hawaii (11 Most Amazing Trees to Put On Your Bucket List).
via WalshTD

11. Baobab Trees

Some of the most unique trees in the world, the Baobab Trees make their home in Madagascar.

Baobab Trees Madagascar (11 Most Amazing Trees to See in Your Lifetime).
via Gavin Evans

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!

General Grant Tree Kings Canyon National Park (11 Most Amazing Trees to Put On Your Bucket List).

P.S. Please check out these photographers’ websites who were kind enough to let us use their work! :)

Know of other amazing trees? What are we missing on this list?
What’s the most unique tree you’ve seen?

xoxo estherJacob

This Post Has One Comment

  1. Great list! Some of these are new to me.
    You may also want to check out “The Great Banyan”, located near Kolkata, India, which spreads across more than 4.5 acres !!

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