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11 Most Beautiful Trees in the World to Put On Your Bucket List

What’s the most beautiful tree you’ve seen in person? Have you check out any of these?

Trees literally bring life to the world. Not only are they functional, but they also bring a ton of beauty, awe, and wonder! We’ve stood next to the 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.

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Last Updated: January 4, 2024

11 Most Beautiful Trees in the World to Put on Your Travel 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

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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.

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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.

See More: 15 Amazing Things to Do in Sequoia National Park

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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 are estimated to weigh 6,615 tons, making them the heaviest living organism on the planet.

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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 (General Sherman is 102 feet around) and is beautifully stunning!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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9. The President Tree →

The third largest giant sequoia in the world, this tree lives alongside other giants in Sequoia National Park.

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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.

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11. Baobab Trees

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

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  1. Roopashri Setty

    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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