No living things last forever in this world. Just like trees, they may live up to hundreds of years but eventually, they wither and die. Some famous trees were unfortunately lost because of mankind. The L’ Arbre du Tenere, the most isolated tree in Sahara, was damaged and knocked down by a Libyan drunk driver by his truck in 1973. In August of 2017, during a storm, high winds blew down the famous tree known as Anne Frank in Amsterdam. Fortunately, plenty of special trees are still out there. Let’s peek at the world’s most popular trees.
05. The Avenue of the Baobabs
These popular trees line the dirt road in between the Belon’i Tsiribihina and Morondava on western Madagascar. The fascinating landscape attracts travelers all over the world, which makes it among the most seen and visited tourist spot in Madagascar. This Baobab trees of up to 800 years of age, didn’t really basically tower in remoteness over the arid landscape of scrubs yet stood in the dense tropical forests. Due to the growth in population over a period of years, forests were cleared for their agriculture, which leaves only the popular baobab trees.
4. The Boab Prison Tree
This tree is a huge hollow tree located south of the Derby on Western Australia. It is believed that it was used to lock up Australian Indigenous prisoners in 1890s on the way to their sentencing in Derby. In the latter years, the tree was protected against vandalism by placing a fence around it.
3. The Cedars of God
Located at the northern Lebanon mountains, is a little forest Cedars of God with 400 trees of Lebanon Cedar. They’re among its last survivors of extensive forests that flourish during the ancient times in the region. This Cedars of Lebanon were mentioned 70 times over in the Holy Bible. Its resin was used by ancient Egyptians for the mummification and its trees were used by King Solomon for the construction of Jerusalem’s First Temple.
2. The Socotra Dragon Trees
This tree is popular and distinctive in the Socotra island with a strange and unique appearance, possessing an upside-down umbrella shape. Its name derived from a resin colored dark red which was known as the “dragon’s blood”. Its extraordinary shape provides the tree an optimal survival during arid conditions. The large packed crown serves as a sufficient shade to reduce evaporation.
1. The Arbor del Tule
Oaxaca, a Mexican state where Arbol del Tule the “Montezuma Cypress” situated (center town of Santa María del Tule). It has the bulkiest trunk of any tree found worldwide. Despite its trunk is massively buttressed, providing a larger reading of its diameter than the true cross-section of its trunk. It was formerly speculated to be made up of multiple trees because it is so enormous, but its DNA tests showed that it is one tree only. Its period of existence was approximated between 1,200 to 3,000 years.