Famous trees come and go. L’Arbre du Ténéré was considered the most isolated tree on Earth, a landmark on caravan routes in the Sahara, until it was felled by a drunken Libyan truck driver in 1973.
This year, in August, the famous Anne Frank tree in Amsterdam was blown over by strong winds during a storm. Fortunately, there are still plenty of specialty trees out there. An overview of the trees world famous.
1. Avenue of the Baobabs
The Avenue of the Baobabs is a group of famous trees that line the dirt road between Morondava and Belon’i Tsiribihina in western Madagascar.
Its stunning scenery attracts travelers from all over the world, making it a of the most visited tourist attractions in Madagascar.
Baobab trees, up to 800 years old, They did not originally stand isolated above the serene scrub landscape, but were found in dense tropical forest.
Over the years, as the country’s population grew, the forests were cleared for agriculture, leaving only the famous baobab trees.
2. General Sherman
The General Sherman is a Giant Sequoia located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in California. The famous trees of the Giant Forest are among the largest trees in the world.
In fact, if measured by volume, five of the ten largest trees on the planet are found within this forest. at 11.1 meterss (36.5 feet) along the base, the General Sherman tree is the largest of them all. The tree is believed is between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
3. Cedars of God
The Cedar of God is a small forest of about 400 cedars from Lebanon in the mountains of northern Lebanon. They are among the last survivors of the extensive cedar forests of Lebanon that thrived in this region in ancient times.
The Cedars of Lebanon are mentioned in the Bible more than 70 times. The ancient Egyptians used their resin in mummification and King Solomon used the famous trees in the construction of the First Temple in Jerusalem.
4. Major Oak
The Major Oak is a massive oak tree in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. According to local folklore, he was the robin hood’s shelter where he and his gang of outlaws slept.
the famous tree is between 800 and 1000 years old. In 1790, Major Hayman Rooke, a famous antiquarian, included the tree in his popular book on the ancient oak trees of Sherwood. Thus it became known as The Major’s Oak.
5. Boab Prison Tree
The Boab Prison Tree it’s a big hollow tree just south of derbyandn Western Australia.
It is reputed to have been used in the 1890s as a depot for indigenous Australian prisoners on their way to Derby for sentencing.
In recent years a fence was built around the tree to protect it from vandalism.
The Cotton Tree is a historical symbol of Freetownthe capital of Sierra Leone.
According to legend, the Cotton Tree became an important symbol in 1792 when a group of former African-American slaves, who had won their freedom fighting for the British during the American War of Independence, settled on the site of modern Freetown.
They landed on the shoreline and approached a giant tree just above the bay and held a thanksgiving service to thank God for their deliverance to a free land.
7. Lone Cypress
Lone Cypress near Monterey it’s probably the most famous spot along the 17-Mile Drive, a picturesque highway that runs through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach.
The highway winds through miles of stunning Pacific coastal views, with detours along the way at the most historic and scenic spots.
The Monterey Cypress is a species of cypress which is endemic to the central coast of California. In the wild, the species is confined to two small towns, near Monterey and Carmel.
Excursions in Monterey – The Cypress
8. Tule Tree
Tule tree, a Montezuma cypress, is located in the center of the city of Santa Maria del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
It has the strongest trunk of any tree in the world.although the trunk is heavily braced, giving a higher diameter reading than the true cross-section of the trunk.
It is so large that it was originally thought to be multiple trees, but DNA tests have shown it to be a single tree. The tree is estimated to be between 1,200 and 3,000 years old.
Excursions in Oaxaca – Tule Tree
9. Socotra Dragon Trees
The Dragon Blood Tree is possibly the most famous and distinctive plant from the island of Socotra. It has a unique and strange appearance, shaped like an inverted umbrella.
This evergreen species owes its name to its dark red resin known as “Dragon blood”.
The unusual shape allows the tree to have optimal survival in arid conditions. The huge full crown provides enough shade to reduce evaporation.
10. Tree of life
The Tree of Life in Bahrain is a mesquite tree that grows in the middle of the desert. The tree is said to have between 400 and 500 years old.
Its long roots have probably found some source of underground water, but it is still a miracle since it is the only living green organism that lives in a vast and arid desert. Local people believe that this was the actual location of the Garden of Eden.