For as long as there has been a written word, mankind has used it to describe their love for one thing: nature. From green rolling fields to rivers, animals, and every other pastoral element on mother nature’s palette, we find the natural world fascinating.
And there’s nothing more entrancing to us than a really unique tree.
Join us, today, as we take a look at five of the bizarre trees in the world, and why we find them so utterly captivating.
Any list of impressive trees would be incomplete without the Chêne Chapelle. This French tree, whose name translates as The Chapel Tree, has largely put the town of Allouville-Bellefosse in Seine-Maritime on the map.
This 800-year-old oak tree has a massive, hollowed-out trunk, which is home to its biggest accomplishment: two full-sized chapels. This whimsical building, built in 1669, is still in use to this day, and features a spiral staircase for access and is the town’s chief tourist attraction.
The baobab has to be one of the most iconic trees in the world.
Synonymous with African landscapes and, frankly, larger than any tree has a right to be, the Baobab cuts quite the silhouette. This tree is known as the tree of life and sports a fat trunk, with tiny, hooked branches which reach out at random angles from its tapered top.
All of which is to say, the Baobab is an impossible tree to miss.
Japanese cities are known for their yearly spatterings of pink Cherry Blossom blooms, but did you know Wisteria floribunda is responsible for nearly as much of this aesthetic as Cherry Blossoms?
Wisteria is a beautiful tree with purple and pink blossoms. It is known for taking over any space it occupies, and for being incredibly beautiful.
A native tree to El Hierro Island, in Spain, the El Arbol de la Sabina is a classic example of trees that take their shape from their environments. Specifically, in the case of El Hierro, some of the most persistent and strong winds you’re likely to find.
With a name that translates as “Juniper Tree” and a bent, twisted shape unlike anything else, this is a tree that’s easy to pick out of a crowd, to say the least.
Socotra Island’s famous Dragonblood Trees are rare, even to the island, and that’s saying something for one of the most remote places in the world. At home among many varieties of animal and plant species not found anywhere else on earth, Dragonblood trees are every bit as dramatic as their name implies. The trees resemble umbrellas, with dark red resin, making them a unique beauty to the island.
Joyce Kilmer once wrote: “I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree”.
But things change, and in a world full of trees, though, it can take something a little left of the ordinary to really stand out.
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