We often take trees for granted. After all, we see them every day and most are just visual background noise in the general hustle and bustle of our days. However, some trees are so striking you cannot help but notice them. Here are 16 trees so beautiful you might not believe your eyes.
1. Canadian Rhododendron
Every gardener knows rhododendrons are sweet smelling flowering bushes. This tree, however, would beg to differ on that “bush” classification.
2. Japanese Wisteria
This gorgeous wisteria is 144 years old and looks like purple rain frozen mid-fall.
3. Slope Point Trees
No, there is no wind blowing in that picture. The trees are naturally like that due to growing in generally extremely windy conditions in Slope Point, New Zealand.
4. Japanese Maple
This beauty is actually located in Portland, Oregon.
5. Antarctic Beech
This Oregon antarctic beech is covered in hanging moss.
6. German Cherry Trees
These gorgeous cherry trees make me want to go to Germany!
7. Angel Oak
This angel oak is both beautiful and majestic….and a little bit creepy.
8. Madagascar Tree
This brightly colored beauty is native to Madagascar, but luckily grows in most tropical climes.
9. Dragon blood
These Indian ocean tree are called dragon blood because of the blood-like red sap they produce.
10. The President
Yes, this tree actually has a name. And it’s earned it as the world’s third largest sequoia! Located in California, this guy is 93 feet around and 241 feet tall.
11. Maple Tunnel
Tunnels of trees were popular in the olden days, and these maples can prove to you why.
12. Hawaiian Eucalyptus
Despite the fact that these rainbow trunks look like that had a serious session with Paint, they are real.
13. South African Jacarandas
Here’s another amazing tree tunnel, though purple this time.
14. South Carolinian Oaks
The trees on this Dixie Plantation just seem to give off an aura of age.
15. Madagascar Baobab
These amazing baobab can be found primarily in Madagascar.
16. GoT Tree Tunnel
Yes, this gorgeous tunnel of beech trees was featured in season two’s first episode of Game of Thrones. It’s actually located in Ireland.
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