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Culture The Tree of Tule

El Árbol del Tule, Spanish for The Tree of Tule, is a mighty Montezuma cypress located in the town center of Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Its existence has been chronicled for……

Culture The Bloodwood Tree

Pterocarpus angolensis is a kind of teak native to southern Africa, known by various names such as Kiaat, Mukwa, and Muninga. It is also called the Bloodwood tree, so named for the trees remarkable da……

Culture Lake Spirit's Gigantic Tree Trunk Mat

The May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, a volcano located in state of Washington, was one of the most destructive events in the history of the United States. In just a matter of hours, the nort……

Culture Tree in the Rock, in Wyoming

Located right in the middle of Interstate 80, between Cheyenne and Laramie, in southeast Wyoming is a peculiar tree. The tree is a limber pine, which is common to the area, but this one seems to be gr……

Culture The Lava Trees of Hawaii

When hot lava from a volcanic eruption invades a forest, often the lava does not overthrow the larger trees, but flows around them. The moisture in the tree cools the lava in contact with the trunk an……

Anecdote The Kauri Driving Dams

The Kauaeranga Valley in New Zealand's North Island was once covered in vast kauri forests. The trees were immense with thick, straight trunks. When the first Europeans came to New Zealand, they disco……

Anecdote The “Lone Pine” Trees Growing Across Australia

Many war memorials across Australia have pine trees growing in their grounds. These trees are called Lone Pines, and their ancestry can be traced back to a single pine tree that stood where one of the……

Culture The Double Tree of Casorzo

Between Grana and Casorzo in Piemonte, Italy, a very unique tree grows. Known as the double tree of Casorzo or Bialbero de Casorzo in Italian, it is a mulberry tree on top of which a cherry tree grows……

Culture Tree of Life, Bahrain: A Miraculous Survival in the Desert

The Tree of Life or Shajarat-al-Hayat in Bahrain is a remarkable tree. Located 10 km from Askar and some 3.5 km west from Jaww, this 32-feet tall Prosopis cineraria has been making a seemingly impossi……

Culture The Octopus Tree of Oregon

The Octopus Tree is a massive Sitka spruce located a few hundred feet from Cape Meares Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, in the U.S. The tree is shaped like an inverted octopus with branches growing lik……

Culture The Bloodwood Tree

Pterocarpus angolensis is a kind of teak native to southern Africa, known by various names such as Kiaat, Mukwa, and Muninga. It is also called the Bloodwood tree, so named for the trees remarkable da……

Culture Tree in the Rock, in Wyoming

Located right in the middle of Interstate 80, between Cheyenne and Laramie, in southeast Wyoming is a peculiar tree. The tree is a limber pine, which is common to the area, but this one seems to be gr……

Culture Cocora Valley: The Valley of Palms

Wax palms or palma de cera is Colombias national tree and the worlds tallest palms. These palms grow exclusively in the high-altitude valley of Cocora in the department of Quindío, in northwest Colomb……

Culture Jabuticaba: The Tree That Bear Fruits on its Trunk

Jabuticaba is a Brazilian grape tree found in the states of Minas Gerias and Sao Paulo, in the south of Brazil. The fruit grows directly from the trunk and branches of the tree, which gives the Jabuti……

Culture Bristlecone Pines – The Oldest Trees on Earth

The Great Basin Bristlecone Pines, or Pinus longaeva, is a long-living species of tree found in the higher mountains of the southwest United States. Bristlecone pines grow in isolated groves in the ar……

Culture Tree of Life, Bahrain: A Miraculous Survival in the Desert

The Tree of Life or Shajarat-al-Hayat in Bahrain is a remarkable tree. Located 10 km from Askar and some 3.5 km west from Jaww, this 32-feet tall Prosopis cineraria has been making a seemingly impossi……

Culture The Octopus Tree of Oregon

The Octopus Tree is a massive Sitka spruce located a few hundred feet from Cape Meares Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, in the U.S. The tree is shaped like an inverted octopus with branches growing lik……

Culture The Windswept Trees at Slope Point, New Zealand

Slope Point is the most southern point of New Zealands South Island. The region is consistently lashed with fierce and cold southwesterly winds that blow up from Antarctica. The wind here is so intens……

Culture Cocora Valley: The Valley of Palms

Wax palms or palma de cera is Colombias national tree and the worlds tallest palms. These palms grow exclusively in the high-altitude valley of Cocora in the department of Quindío, in northwest Colomb……

Culture The Crooked Forest of Gryfino, Poland

In a tiny corner in north-west Poland near Gryfino, is a forest of about 400 pine trees that grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks, before rising vertically again. This collection of……

Culture Jabuticaba: The Tree That Bear Fruits on its Trunk

Jabuticaba is a Brazilian grape tree found in the states of Minas Gerias and Sao Paulo, in the south of Brazil. The fruit grows directly from the trunk and branches of the tree, which gives the Jabuti……

Culture Bristlecone Pines – The Oldest Trees on Earth

The Great Basin Bristlecone Pines, or Pinus longaeva, is a long-living species of tree found in the higher mountains of the southwest United States. Bristlecone pines grow in isolated groves in the ar……

Culture The Crooked Forest of Gryfino, Poland

In a tiny corner in north-west Poland near Gryfino, is a forest of about 400 pine trees that grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks, before rising vertically again. This collection of……

Culture Hibaku Jumoku: The A-Bombed Trees That Survived Hiroshima

After the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6th August 1945, with landscapes demolished, soils charred and radiation rampant, Dr. Harold Jacobsen, a scientist from the Manhattan Project, told the Washing……

Culture Hibaku Jumoku: The A-Bombed Trees That Survived Hiroshima

After the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6th August 1945, with landscapes demolished, soils charred and radiation rampant, Dr. Harold Jacobsen, a scientist from the Manhattan Project, told the Washing……