Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The world's top ten trees

clipped from

10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World

10. Lone Cypress in Monterey

The Lone Cypress
Lone Cypress at Pebble Beach

9. Circus Trees

Basket Circus Tree
Circus Tree with Two Legs
Ladder Tree
Axel Erlandson underneath a Circus Tree

8. Giant Sequoias: General Sherman

General Sherman Tree

7. Coast Redwood: Hyperion and Drive-Thru Trees

Stratosphere Giant
Chandelier Tree

6. Chapel-Oak of Allouville-Bellefosse

Chapel Oak Tree
Chapel Oak Tree
Chapel Oak Tree

5. Quaking Aspen: Pando (The Trembling Giant)

Quaking Aspen Grove
Aspen Grove
Aspen in winter and snow

4. Montezuma Cypress: The Tule Tree

Tule Tree next to a church
Girth of the Tule Tree
Detail of knotted burl of the Tule Tree

3. Banyan Tree: Sri Maha Bodhi Tree

Banyan tree
Banyan tree's aerial root system
Banyan tree at Ta Prohm temple
Banyan Tree which Buddha sat under
Sri Maha Bodhi

2. Bristlecone Pine: Methuselah and Prometheus, the Oldest Trees in the World.

Prometheus bristlecone pine grove
Stump of Prometheus

1. Baobab

Baobab Avenue
Baobab at sunset
Teapot baobab
Baobab in Tanzania
Another baobab in Africa
Toilet inside a baobab tree
Prison boab

Bonus: Tree That Owns Itself

Tree that Owns Itself

Bonus 2: The Lonely Tree of Ténéré

Tree of Tenere
Metal sculpture of Tenere tree

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Sam Clifford said...

This post needs more Tasmanian Huon Pine.

Larry Bonewend said...

Awesome list, but where's the Tree of Life from Bahrain?