The 16 most beautiful trees in the world

September 4, 2015

There are plenty of reasons to love trees: they help produce the oxygen we breathe, they provide shelter from the sun on a hot day; they’re the perfect home for many different kinds of animal. Here’s one more reason: some of them look downright amazing.

We admit that some of these aren’t technically trees (the wisteria is a vine; the rhododendron is a bush, and the baobab is actually related to grass plants). But we couldn’t bear to leave them out of this list — they’re just so wonderful to look at.

A 125-year-old rhododendron, Canada





A 144-year-old wisteria, Japan









Trees twisted by strong winds, New Zealand





A Japanese maple tree, Oregon, USA









A moss-covered southern beech tree, Oregon, USA





Cherry trees in bloom, Germany





The Angel Oak Tree, South Carolina





Delonix regia, Brazil





Dragon blood trees, Yemen





A tunnel formed from maple trees, Oregon, USA





Rainbow eucalyptus, Hawaii









Jacaranda trees, South Africa





Oak Alley, South Carolina





Baobab trees, Madagascar





An alley of beech trees, Northern Ireland









The third largest tree in the world (a giant sequoia), California





Adapted from: boredpanda