There are many different types of trees, but some of them stand out in the landscape. With striking colors and distinctive crown shapes, they are truly unique work-of-arts by Mother Nature and deserve nothing short of our full attention.
Here are the most beautiful trees in the world.
1. The 125-year-old Rhododendron
The 125-year-old Rhododendron is located in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada. Rhododendron comes from the ancient Greek words rhódon meaning “rose” and déndron meaning “tree.”
These trees are indigenous to Asia, North America, Europe and Australia. The highest species variety is found in the Himalayas from Uttarakhand, Nepal and Sikkim, and with some variations in the mountains of Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
2. The 144-year-old Wisteria in Japan
This plant is located in Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan, although is not the largest in the world, still is an impressive 1,990 square meters (or half an acre) and its origins are dated around 1870. Wisterias can look like trees, they’re actually vines. Because vines by nature tend to get very heavy, this plant’s entire structure is held up on steel supports, allowing visitors to walk under the pink sky it creates.
3. Trees deformed by the wind in New Zealand
These trees are handmade creations of Mother Nature. In Slope Point, New Zealand a place located 4800 km (2982 miles) from the South Pole and 5100 km (3168 miles) from the equator, winds are causing such a harsh environment, that extraordinary beauty can be found.
4. The Japanese Maple
The Japanese Maple is a native tree to Japan, where it has amazing popularity same as Korea. Horticulturists brought it to the States around 1820. Over the years, nurseries in both Japan and the United States have stocked dozens of varieties of this admired tree.
5. A Beech tree with hanging moss in Oregon
The Antarctic beech is a native tree to Chile and Argentina, though this particular specimen is from the U.S.’ North Pacific region.
6. Cherry blossoms in Bonn, Germany
A tree is not just a tree, but a tunnel of trees is a magnificent landmark of a city. This beautiful tunnel of cherry blossoms blooms in Bonn, Germany.
7. This Royal Poinciana in Brazil
In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree and in English it is given the name Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant. It is also one of several trees known as Flame tree.
8. The Dragon Blood tree in Yemen
The dragon-blood tree earned its fearsome name due to its crimson red sap, which is used as a dye and a folk remedy for various ailments.
9. The President, the world’s 3rd largest Sequoia in California
President, located in Sequoia National Park in California, stands 241 ft (73 m) tall and has a ground circumference of 93 ft (28 m). It is the third largest giant sequoia in the world.
10. A Tunnel of Maple trees in Oregon
Again, a beautiful sight of a tunnel created by Maple trees in Oregon.
11. The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree in Kauai, Hawaii
The rainbow eucalyptus, which grows throughout the South Pacific, is prized for both the colorful patches left by its shedding bark and for its pulpwood, which is used to make paper.
12. Jacaranda trees in Cullinan, South Africa
South Africa is also known by these beautiful Jacarandas, with their violet flowers.
13. Avenue of Oaks in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
The grand Avenue of Oaks was created in 1743 and completed in 1843. The live oak trees run 3/4 of a mile long from the entrance to the front house gates.
14. The Baobab trees in Madagascar
These baobabs in Madagascar are excellent at storing water in their thick trunks to use during droughts.
15. The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland
Ireland’s Dark Hedges were planted in the 18th century. This stunning beech tree tunnel is also featured on Game of Thrones.