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A magnificent collection of weird and wonderful trees

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Ashdown Forest about 30 miles south of London

Ashdown Forest about 30 miles south of London.

 

The Angel Oak Tree in Angel Oak Park near Charleston, South Carolina. Estimate to be 400-500 years old

The Angel Oak Tree in Angel Oak Park near Charleston, South Carolina.  Estimate to be 400-500 years old.

 

Arbol del Tule located in the town center of Santa Maria del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca

Arbol del Tule located in the town center of Santa Maria del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.  Believed to have the stoutest trunk of any tree in the world.  DNA tests revealed that it is indeed a single tree.

 

The Boab Prison Tree in Australia was used in the 1890's to lockup prisoners being transported to nearby Derby

The Boab Prison Tree in Australia was used in the 1890’s to lockup prisoners being transported to nearby Derby.

 

This tree, known as the "most beautiful in the world", is the main attraction in the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan

This tree, known as the “most beautiful in the world”, is the main attraction in the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan.

 

Located in California, The President, a Giant Sequoias tree, is the second most massive tree known on Earth

Located in California, The President, a Giant Sequoias tree,  is the second most massive tree known on Earth.

 

Boabab trees in Madagascar are the nation's national tree

Boabab trees in Madagascar are the nation’s national tree.

Sources: Green Landscapes