It’s been a busy couple of weeks for comic and movie nerds, recently. The release of Avengers: Infinity War set the superhero fan community on fire, and International Star Wars day turned the entire world into Darth Vader impersonators for 24 hours.
There’s no better time to be a geek than right now, and you’d be surprised by what that means for tree enthusiasts.
Join us, today, as we run down our top five movie trees from pop culture, and why we love them so very much.
When it comes to trees in pop culture, Groot has to be the hottest property in Hollywood, right now. As the muscle in the Guardians of the Galaxy team, he’s a hero who also brings a lot of heart to the franchise.
With elements of African daisy, sycamore maple, and honey mushroom serving as the basis for his body, it’s hard to pin down what specific tree he is. Still, he’s won a place in our hearts, and on the number one spot in our list.
Harry Potter’s Whomping Willow isn’t exactly a friendly tree, but it is iconic. Described on the Pottermore website as “a rather violent tree”, this supersized willow terrorizes any Hogwarts child unlucky enough to wander too close by.
It’s not the willow’s poor temper that earns it its spot on this list, though. It’s just a fixture, as much a part of the wizarding world we know and love as wands, witches, and whacky ghosts, voiced by John Cleese.
Next on our list is everybody’s favorite Middle Earth tree person, Treebeard (and all of his buddies, the Ents, as well). This ancient race of beings is the oldest in Tolkien’s magical world and lives in the Forest of Fangorn.
Clocking in at an impressive fourteen feet, the ents are crucial to the good guys winning. They use super-slow speaking and intelligence from hundreds of years being alive to save the day. Thanks, guys – or rather, T…H…A…N…K…S…G…U…Y…S.
Arguably the most famous children’s book tree in history, Shel Silverstein’s Giving Tree is responsible for teaching us all some important life lessons. It also taught us all how to cry like total babies.
This apple tree gives parts of himself away to a young boy to help him until there’s nothing left. In simple pictures, Silverstein broke our hearts and imprinted The Giving Tree on our childhoods forever.
Disney favorite Pocahontas’ grandmother also happens to be an anthropomorphic tree. This might sound weird, but with her sage advice and deeply symbolic foliage, Grandmother Willow is the tree grandma you never knew you always wanted.
As tree lovers, one of our favorite things is to see our leafy friends represented in our favorite movies. Hopefully, you’ve seen some of your all-time favorites on our list, today!
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