Who doesn’t appreciate the beauty of trees? Whether it’s the breeze swooshing through a mighty oak, or a mountain side evergreen, there are many different types of trees that bring beauty to our surroundings.
There are so many types of trees all across the world, and they are different in sizes, have unusual shapes, and have their own distinctive properties. Though you must have obviously seen many different trees and may have like their height, the color of the flowers they bear, or the taste of the fruits they produce. You perhaps are not aware of some trees that are unusual, unique, and also strange. So, without a wait, let us get to learn about 10 strangest trees that will leave you smitten.
El Arbol de la Sabina
Native to El Hierro Island, Spain, the El Arbol de la Sabina, which means “Juniper Tree,” produces a liquid that becomes gin when distilled. And it’s bizarre shape is due to the winds that constantly change it.
Tree of Tule
One of the biggest and strongest trunks in the world, according to legend. On the grounds of the church in Oaxaca, Mexico, lies the Tree of Tule, which is thought to be about 300 years old.
In the world of arborsculpture, Axel Erlandson is king. His sculpted trees create joy and surprise, as you can see here. And, yes, we are also wondering how on earth he created the heart in the middle on this tree trunk!
The Boab Prison Tree
The 1500-year-old boab prison tree is located in Western Australia, and its moniker is not a coincidence. The tree once served as a prisoner’s nightly resting place when being moved from one place to another. Despite being gated off, many guests still manage to get inside!
Tree of Life
This mysterious tree is the only major tree for miles in its area of Bahrain and it’s believed to be 400 years old. The Tree of Life has one of the deepest roots systems in the world of trees and draws in 50,000 tourists annually.
This strange tree, which is indigenous to Baja, California, looks like a hairy pitchfork. These creatures have the potential to reach heights of 50 feet, but it takes them an eternity. A 50-foot-tall boojum tree has probably been developing for more than 500 years.
The Bottle Tree
Native to Namibia, this strange looking, poisonous tree lives among rocky hills. And it also grows thorns that reach 30cm long!
The Canary Islands are the original home of this enchanted tree with entwined branches. Moreover, it produces Dragon’s Blood, a medicinal sap used as a stain and for health reasons.
The magical kapok tree has an odd-shaped trunk and produces a cotton-like fiber that is used to fill mattresses and life jackets. It also grows up to 230 feet tall!
The Wawona tree, a large sequoia that is no longer alive, was thought to be 2300 years old. It was eventually collapsed in the 1960s due to the weight of snow after a tunnel was cut through it in 1881.