8 Unique Trees in The World

Sunday, 10 June 2012

The tree has a variety of forms, there is the usual one, but there are some specimens which is remarkable trees and stunning finds in the world, even somewhat strange and spectacular, but people do not realize the nature of their mysterious, odd sizes or unusual shapes . Here is a list of the top 8 Unique Trees in The World:

1. Axel Erlandson's Circus Tree

Axel Erlandson's passion for sculpting trees, also known as arbor-sculpture, led her to open a horticultural attraction in 1947 near Santa Cruz, California. It's called The Tree Circus. People gathered from all over the country to see that strange and striking creations. Using a set of special skills, Erlandson started to sculpt something unusual, The trees are still alive. The famous one is "Basket Tree". It's actually six Sycamores grafted together in 42 different connections that makes basket shape.

2. Pirangi Ashew Tree - Brazil 

This is the biggest tree nuts (cashew) in the world and more like a bush and a tree root with range covers 8500 m2 (one tree)! The Total area of ​​this tree is probably 300ft x 300ft. It Looks like a forest and bear fruit 8000 a year.

3. The Tree of Life - Bahrain

TREE OF LIFE in Bahrain is one of the mysteries of the world which is tied up in the list of the most unusual tree in the world! This four century years old mesquite tree last in the middle of the desert without any water. The mystery of the survival of the tree has made it a legend and the name of "tree of life" is really appropriate for this tree, It's really a miracle of life. A legend is also attached to the place where the tree was located. The local residents believe this is the actual location of the Garden of Eden. 

4. Baobab – Madagascar

Baobabs, with their distinctive shape, is one of the most charismatic group of trees in the world. This particular specimen, which is located in Madagascar, called 'Teapot Baobab'. These trees remain leaved during the year, and their stems are thick, bloated, fire-resistant can store water during the dry season. Even one of of its stem able to accommodate people in it.

5.German Sherman - Sequoia National Park

This 2500-year-old-tree has height of 275 feet (83.8 meters), located in the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park in the United States. In January 2006, the largest branch of this tree is cut off. However, the damage won't change the status of General Sherman as the biggest tree! This amazing tree has a base measuring 102 meter shaft on its circle.

6. Silk Cotton Tress of Ta Prohm - Cambodia

Ta Prohm Temple or the Jungle Temple is located at Angkor Thom. It has trees that grow in the most surprising way. No words can explain until you set foot on there and see it for yourself. Apparently, the place had been abandoned for hundreds of years and the results are incredible from what you see now in place which is also called the Angkor Archaeological Park. On each side, in a fantastic scale, the trunks of silk cotton trees soar skywards under a dark green, the endless roots coiling more like reptiles than plants.

7. Tule Tree of Oaxaca - Mexico

The most famous tree in Mexico, Ginormous Tule Tree (Arbol del tule) grew near the city of Oaxaca. Maybe this is not the largest or oldest trees in the world, but it has no competition to the widest cross-section award  which is about 164 meters in circumference.

8. Dragon Tree - Canary Island

Dragon Tree is found in de los Vinos in Tenerife, one of Canary Island. It is 650 - 1,500 years old tree. This specimen is a name inherited from the origins of the myth: Herculesharus brings back three golden apples from the garden of the Hesperides, guarded by Landon, a hundred-headed dragon. Hercules killed Landon and his blood flows over the ground, which then grow Dragon Tree. The tree was emitting "Dragon Blood" - a red sap when is cut.


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