List of individual trees(Redirected from List of notable trees)
The following is a list of notable trees from around the world. Trees listed here are regarded as important or specific by their historical, national, locational, natural or mythological context. The list includes actual trees located throughout the world, as well as trees from myths and trees from fiction.
Real forests and individual treesEdit
|Lost Tree||Acacia||Sahara desert
||-||A very isolated tree and important landmark|
|The Cotton Tree||Kapok (Ceiba pentandra)||Freetown, Sierra Leone||-|
|Wonderboom tree in Pretoria||Wonderboom (Ficus salicifolia)||Pretoria, South Africa||-||Pretoria, South Africa.|
|El Drago Milenario||Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco)||Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife||-||Alexander von Humboldt, for instance).|
|Sunland Baobab||Baobab (Adansonia digitata)||Limpopo Province, South Africa
||1060||A giant and ancient baobab tree, with a pub in the hollow.|
|Arbre du Ténéré||Acacia||Sahara desert
||Niger, destroyed in 1973.|
|Chapman’s Baobab||Baobab||Botswana||David Livingstone. Tree fell in 2016.|
|Cypress of Abarkuh||Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)||Abarkuh, Yazd Province, Iran||4,500||Cypress of Abarkuh is the second oldest living tree in the world.|
|Sisters Olive Trees of Noah||Olive Tree (Olea europaea)||Bcheale, Batroun District, Lebanon||Claimed to be 5,000 to 6,000||Some claim these are the oldest living trees on earth. Legends refer to these trees as the source of the olive branch in the Genesis flood narrative.|
|Cedars of God||Lebanon Cedar (Cedrus libani)||Lebanon
||-||Bible over 70 times and used as symbols of the Messiah, and they were prized by historical figures such as Herod, Alexander, and Julius Caesar. They also have a mention in the Epic of Gilgamesh|
|The Great Banyan||Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)||Botanical garden near Kolkata, India
||-||clonal colony of Indian Banyan with a crown circumference of over 330 meters.|
|Balete tree||OISCA Farm in Canlaon City, Philippines||1,300||The over 1,300-year-old balete tree (related to banyan trees) located in is probably the oldest known tree in the country as estimated by botanists from Silliman University.|
|Hibakujumoku||Various||Hiroshima, Japan||Various||170 trees that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima|
|Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi||Sacred fig (Ficus religiosa)||Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
||2300||sacred fig propagated from the Bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha became enlightened. It was planted in 288 BC.|
|Jōmon Sugi||Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)||Yakushima island, Japan
|Great sugi of Kayano||Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)||Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
|Ginkgo Tree of the Confucian Shrine of Seoul||Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)||Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea||500||A pair of ginkgo trees|
|Big Banyan Tree||Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)||Ramohalli, Bangalore, India
|Tree of Life||Mesquite (Prosopis cineraria)||Bahrain
|Chankiri Tree (Killing tree)||Cambodian Killing Fields||-||Killing Fields against which children and infants were slung to kill them.|
|Rahmat tree||Plane Tree (Platanus)||Kermanshah, Kermanshahan Province, Iran||700||Located in the historical area of Taq Bostan.|
|The Ying Ke Pine||Huangshan pine (Pinus hwangshanensis)||Huangshan, China||Thought to be 1,500|
|Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans)||Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore||100||The tree is featured on the reverse of a $5 Singapore note.|
|Methuselah||Judean date palm (Phoenix dactylifera)||Israel||About 12|
|Thimmamma Marrimanu||Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)||25 km from Kadiri, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
||-||According to Guinness Book of Records (1989), the world's biggest Banyan Tree, spreading over 11 acres (4 hectares).|
|The Great Tamarind Tree of Hyderabad||Tamarind tree (Tamarindus indica)||Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, India||About 200||During the Great Musi Flood of 1908, the lives of an estimated 150 people were saved by climbing this tree.|
|Alishan Sacred Tree||Cypress||Alishan train station, Taiwan||3,000||The tree fell on July 1, 1997.|
|The Bodhi tree||Sacred fig (Ficus religiosa)||Bodh Gaya, India
||-||The tree under which Buddha obtained enlightenment. The current tree at the site is a replacement.|
|Guilty Chinese Scholartree||Pagoda Tree (Styphnolobium japonicum)||Jingshan park
||Chongzhen Emperor hanged himself shortly after escaping the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The original tree died and was replaced by a replica.|
|Singapore||A historical visual landmark located in Singapore. Thought to be a specimen of Sindora wallichii, with an estimated height of 75 metres (246 ft), it was felled with explosive charges during the Second World War to prevent its use as a ranging aide by the approaching Japanese artillery.|
|Dry tree||Platanus||Norther Persia, possibly Tabriz or somewhere in Khorasan||According to a legend, the solitary Dry tree marked the spot of a great battle between Alexander the Great and Darius. Later recorded by Marco Polo.|
|Cypress of Keshmar||Cypress||Kashmar, Khorasan, Persia||According to a legend, it has sprung from a branch brought by Zoroaster from Paradise.|
|The Lone Pine||Turkish Pine (Pinus brutia)||Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
||Battle of Lone Pine in 1915.|
|The Kalayaan Tree||Copperpod (Peltophorum pterocarpum)||Malolos Cathedral, Bulacan, Philippines||Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in the historic city of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines. The siar tree was planted by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo during a lull in the Malolos Convention. Under the tree is a monument symbolizing the meeting of Filipino revolutionaries represented by statues of Gregorio del Pilar and Gen. Isidoro Torres; Don Pablo Tecson, a legislator; Padre Mariano Sevilla, a nationalist leader of the church and Doña Basilia Tantoco, a woman freedom fighter.|
|Kannimara Teak||Teak (Tectona grandis)||Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, India||One of the oldest and largest living teak trees. It had a girth of 6.52 metres (21.4 ft) and a height of 48.25 metres (158.3 ft) when the measurement was taken in 2003.|
|Korean DMZ||Axe Murder Incident, in which two United States Army officers were killed by North Korean soldiers. The killings led to Operation Paul Bunyan, named for the legendary lumberjack. The tree was eventually cut down under the watch of over 800 soldiers.|
|Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)||Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan||1,000|
|Old Tjikko||Norway spruce (Picea abies)||Dalarna Sweden
|Stara Maslina||Olive Tree (Olea europaea)||Bar, Montenegro
|Ballyconnell Yew||Yew||Grounds of Ballyconnell House, Annagh townland, County Cavan, Ireland||>2,000||Ancient tree reckoned to be well over 2,000 years old with a massive girth.|
|Craigends Yew||Yew||Grounds of the old Craigends estate, Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland||>700||Largest layering yew tree in Scotland with a 100-metre circumference of the crown|
|Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)||Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lapland (Finland), Finland||770||Considered one of the oldest trees in Finland. Probably the oldest Scots pine in the world.|
|Fortingall Yew||European yew (Taxus baccata)||Churchyard of the village of Fortingall in Perthshire, Scotland
||2,000-5,000||Various estimates have put its age at between 2,000 and 5,000 years.|
|Florencecourt Yew||Irish Yew (Taxus baccata)||Florence Court estate near Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
||278||Replanted in 1740 as a sapling. Following commercial propagation of the tree after 1820, it is believed that the majority of Irish Yews outside Ireland are derived from this one tree.|
|Caesarsboom (Caesar's Tree)||European yew (Taxus baccata)||Lo, Belgium
||Julius Caesar tethered his horse to it during his conquest of the region.|
|Yew||Estry, Normandy, France||> 1,600||Considered one of the oldest trees in France. Its hollow trunk can contain 30 people.|
|Yews||La Haye-de-Routot, Normandy, France||~ 1,500||A chapel with a door was designed in one of them.|
|Forest swastika||Larch||Zernikow, Germany.||A patch of carefully arranged larch trees covering a 60-yard (55 m) square area of pine forest.|
|The Old Elm||Field Elm (Ulmus minor)||Center of Sliven, Bulgaria||1100||The Old Elm won the 2014 European Tree of the Year Award. The tree has sat in the center of Sliven for 1100 years, serving as a gathering point and a historical marker. It is also part of the city coat of arms.|
|Granit Oak||English Oak (Quercus robur)||Granit village near Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
||1,650||One of the oldest trees in Europe, estimated to be about 1,650 years old. Its crown spread covers an area of 1,017 square metres, its girth is 7.45 m, and its height is 23.4 m.|
|Bartek||Oak||Zagnańsk, Świętokrzyskie Province, Poland
||650-670||Poland, visited by kings, said to be about 1,200 years old (actually 650–670 years according to recent studies). It is 30 m tall, 13.5 m in girth near the ground, with a crown spread of 40 m.|
|Gernikako Arbola||Oak||Guernica, Basque Country, Spain
|Queen Elizabeth Oak||English Oak (Quercus robur)||Royal Palace of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
||800–1000||Elizabeth I of England was told she was queen in 1558.|
|Kongeegen (the King Oak)||Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)||Jægerspris Nordskov, Sjælland, Denmark
|Chêne chapelle||Oak||Allouville-Bellefosse, Normandy, France||1,200||An 800- to 1,200-year-old pedunculate oak, under which William the Conqueror is to have stopped, according to a local legend. There are two chapels inside.|
|Poltava Oak||Oak||Poltava, Ukraine||600||An oak under which tsar Peter I rested at the Battle of Poltava in 1709.|
|Yew||Stoke Gabriel churchyard Devon, England||Said to be the oldest tree in England.|
|Major Oak||Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)||Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England||800||Great Britain. About 800 years old, with a girth at breast height of 10.5 m.|
|Gilwell Oak||Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)||Gilwell Park, Epping Forest, Essex, United Kingdom||circa 500||Oak tree associated with the early history of the Scout Association|
|Ivenack Oak||Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)||Ivenack, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany||800|
|Baikushev's pine||Bosnian Pine (Pinus heldreichii)||Pirin mountains near Bansko, Bulgaria||1,300|
|Stelmužė Oak||Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)||Stelmužė, Zarasai district, Lithuania||1,500||Baltic States.|
|Chestnut Tree of One Hundred Horses||Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)||Sant'Alfio, the eastern slope of Mount Etna, Italy||chestnut.|
|Bialbero de Casorzo (Grana Double Tree)||Outer: Mulberry
Inner: Cherry Tree
|Grana, Piemont, Italy|||
|Le Gros chêne de Liernu (the big oak of Liernu)||Oak||15 north from Namur, Belgium||900||Belgium. It is estimated at certainly 800 or 900 years old, maybe more than 1,000 years.|
|The Oaks of Rogalin||Oak||Rogalin, Greater Poland||1,000|
|The Olive tree of Vouves||Olive Tree (Olea europaea)||Village of Ano Vouves, Kolymvari, Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece.||2,000||It is confirmed to be at least 2000 years old based on tree ring analysis, but it is claimed to be between 3000–4000 years old.|
|Mulberry of the Patriarchate of Peć||Mulberry||Peć, Kosovo.||800||One of the oldest verified living trees in Serbia, located in the courtyard of the church complex of the Patriarchate of Peć. It was brought from the Shām region by Archbishop Saint Sava II during his pilgrimage to the Holy Land and planted between 1263 and 1272.|
|Old Oak||Oak||Exactly 100 km from Belgrade, Serbia, next to E-75 highway.||600|
|Divljana Oak||Oak||Divljana, Serbia||over 1000|
|Koča's oak||near Jagodina, Serbia||Named after Koča Anđelković.|
|Veliki Popovac oak||Village of Veliki Popovac, Serbia|
|Plane tree at Miloš's Residence||Plane tree||Belgrade, Serbia||The oldest plane tree in Belgrade.|
|Flower Square oak||English Oak (Quercus robur)||Belgrade, Serbia||~200|
|Brian Boru's Oak||Oak||Raheen Woods, County Clare, Ireland||1,000||A reputedly 1000-year-old oak tree planted by Brian Boru, Last King of Ireland.|
|Pi de les Tres Branques||Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)||Catalonia, Spain||Catalan countries|
|Midland Oak||Oak||Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England||centre of England|
|Najevnik Linden Tree||Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata)||Najevnik Farm in Ludranski Vrh, Municipality of Črna na Koroškem, northern Slovenia||~700|
|Tamme-Lauri oak||Oak||Urvaste Parish, Võru County||690|
|Viiralti Oak||Oak||Vana-Võidu village in Viljandi Parish||400||Eduard Wiiralt from 1943|
|Orissaare stadium oak||Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)||Orissaare, Saare County||European Tree of the Year 2015|
|King's Pine||Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)||Järvselja village, Meeksi Parish||380|
|Anne Frank Tree||Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)||City center of Amsterdam, Netherlands
||Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl. The tree was destroyed in a gale in the late summer of 2010.|
|Merlin's Oak||Carmarthen, Wales|
|Glastonbury Thorn||Common Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)||Reputed to have been planted by Joseph of Arimathea.|
|Thor's Oak||Oak||a tree sacred to the Germanic tribe of the Chatti, ancestors of the Hessians.|
|Sacred tree at Uppsala||Temple at Uppsala, Sweden||It was a sacred tree venerated by Norse pagans, still extant in the second half of the 11th century.|
|Royal Oak||Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)||Boscobel, England||King Charles II hid in the tree to escape the Roundheads following the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The tree deceased and is replaced by a descendant.|
|Shakespeare's mulberry tree||Mulberry||New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, England||Cut down in the mid-18th century and fashioned into mementos.|
|Tree of Hippocrates||Oriental Plane (Platanus orientalis)||Kos, Greece||The tree under which Hippocrates is supposed to have taught.|
|Red Forest||Pines||Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine||Formerly the Worm Wood Forest, refers to the trees growing in the 10 km2 surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and is one of several of the Chernobyl disaster effects on April 26, 1986. The name 'Red Forest' comes from the ginger brown colour of the pine trees after they died following the absorption of high levels of radiation.|
|TV-eken||Oak||Stockholm, Sweden||The TV-oak or TV-eken was a tree in front of the offices of Sveriges Television. It was felled in 2011 despite a massive campaign to preserve it.|
|Danger Tree||Beaumont-Hamel, France||Marks the area of highest casualties suffered by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during their attack at Beaumont Hamel during the Battle of the Somme. The current 'tree' is a concrete replica, however growth around the replica may be from the same root system as the original tree.|
|Takovo bush||Oak||Takovo, Serbia||Tree under which Miloš Obrenović started the Second Serbian Uprising.|
|Pine of Tsar Dušan||Bosnian Pine (Pinus heldreichii)||Uroševac, Serbia||663||Planted in 1336 by Tsar Dušan, destroyed by Albanian extremists in 1999.|
|Poplar of Horror||Poplar||Donja Gradina, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Used for mass executions of inmates of the Jasenovac concentration camp.|
|Buttington Oak||Oak||Buttington, Powys, Wales||Said to have been planted to commemorate the Battle of Buttington in 893, fell in February 2018|
|Oak at the Gate of the Dead||Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)||near Wrexham, Wales||Circa 1,000||Battle of Crogen|
|Brimmon Oak||Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)||Newtown, Powys, Wales||Circa 500||A campaign to save it forced the diversion of the A483 Newtown Bypass|
|Bicycle Tree||Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)||Brig o' Turk, Scotland||Circa 110-150||A landmark tree with a bicycle embedded within it|
|Petrified Forest of Lesvos||Lesvos, Greece|
|Allen Russell||Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)||Balch Park, Tulare County, California, US||The 33rd largest tree worldwide, named in dedication to park ranger Allen I. Russell.|
|Angel Oak||Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana)||Johns Island, South Carolina, near Charleston, South Carolina, US
|Árbol del Tule||Montezuma Cypress (Taxodium mucronatum)||Santa María del Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico
||1,433-1,600 years (est)||circumference of 42.0 m (137.8 ft), equating to a diameter of 14.05 m (46.1 ft). In 2001 it was placed on a UNESCO tentative list of World Heritage Sites.|
|El Arbolito (The Little Tree)||Managua, Nicaragua||A traditional landmark used to give directions in Managua.|
|Gloomy Night Tree (Árbol de la Noche Triste)||Tacuba, Mexico City, Mexico||An old tree where Hernán Cortés allegedly mourned after being expelled from Tenochtitlan before taking the city by force.|
|The Banyan Tree||Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)||Lahaina, Hawaii
||~150||Planted in the 1860s, it covers an entire city block in the waterfront in Lahaina.|
|Bedford Oak||White Oak (Quercus alba)||Bedford, New York||300-500|| Its measurements are: circumference 20.5 feet (6.2 m); height 69 feet (21 m); average spread 100 feet (30 m).|
|Bennett Juniper||Grand Juniper (Juniperus grandis)||Stanislaus National Forest, Tuolumne County, California US
||2,000-6,000(est)||The largest known Juniper in the United States.|
|The Big Oak||Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)||Thomasville, Georgia, US||One of the oldest Live Oak trees east of the Mississippi river.|
|The Big Tree - Goose Island||Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)||Rockport, Texas, US||Texas' largest tree, located in Goose Island State Park.|
|Bogey's Tree||Pacific Palisades, California, US||A tree on the 12th hole at Riviera Country Club, named after Humphrey Bogart.|
|Boyington Oak||Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)||Mobile, Alabama, US||183||Reportedly grew from the grave of Charles Boyington in the potter's field just outside the walls of Church Street Graveyard. Boyington was tried and executed for the murder of his friend, Nathaniel Frost, on February 20, 1835. He stated that a tree would spring from his grave as proof of his innocence.|
|Buttonball Tree||American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)||Sunderland, MA, US||350-400 (est)|
|Candler Oak Tree||Oak||Savannah, Georgia||~300||Savannah Law School which protects the tree with fences and security surveillance. The tree serves as the law school’s logo.|
|Chandelier Tree||Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)||Leggett, California||~2,000|
A Coast redwood with a passage for cars cut through. It is 276-foot (84 m) high and 16-foot (4.9 m) ft. in diameter. The name "Chandelier Tree" comes from its unique limbs that resemble a chandelier.
|Circus Trees||Various||California||A group of trees shaped into artistic forms by arborist Axel Erlandson.|
|Comfort Maple||Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)||Pelham, Ontario, Canada||500||A 24.5-metre (80 ft) tall, approximately 500-year-old Sugar maple.|
|Council Oak Tree||Oak||Hollywood, Florida||Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.|
|Creek Council Oak Tree||White oak||Tulsa, Oklahoma, US||Creek Nation in 1836. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.|
|Davie Poplar||Tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)||Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US||300-375||A large tree on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, it was named in honor of Revolutionary War general and founder of the University William Richardson Davie. Many legends are associated with the tree.|
|Devil's Tree||Oak||Bernards Township, New Jersey, US|
The tree is said to be cursed. Local legend says those who damage or disrespect the tree will soon thereafter come to some sort of harm, often in the form of a car accident or major breakdown as they leave.
|Duffie Oak||Mobile, Alabama, US||300|||
|Emancipation Oak||Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)||Hampton, Virginia, US||Hampton University, it is 98 feet (30 m) in diameter, with branches which extend upward as well as laterally. It is designated one of the 10 Great Trees of the World by the National Geographic Society and is part of the National Historic Landmark district of Hampton University.|
|Endicott Pear Tree||European Pear (Pyrus communis)||Danvers, Massachusetts, US
||about 375||Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Endecott in the 1630s or 1640s, this tree is believed to be the oldest cultivated fruit tree in North America.|
|Friendship Oak||Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)||Long Beach, Mississippi, US
||500||University of Southern Mississippi, 59 feet (18 m) tall with a trunk diameter of 5.75 feet (1.75 m) and circumference of 19.8 feet (6.0 m).|
|General Grant tree||Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)||Kings Canyon National Park, California, US||The "Nation's Christmas Tree" of the United States.|
|General Sherman tree||Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)||Sequoia National Park, California, US||2300-2700|
|Goshin||Chinese juniper (Juniperus chinensis)||Washington, D.C.||~65||bonsai forest planting of eleven junipers donated to the National Bonsai Foundation in 1984, displayed since at the United States National Arboretum.|
|Grizzly Giant||Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)||Yosemite National Park, California, US||One of the oldest and largest Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park|
|Hangman's Elm||English Elm (Ulmus minor)||Manhattan, New York City, NY, US||~310|
|Hare Krishna Tree||American Elm (Ulmus americana)||Manhattan's East Village, New York City, NY, US||The founding site of the Hare Krishna movement in the United States.|
|Harris Creek Sitka Spruce||Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis)||Near the creek bed of Harris Creek, off the Pacific Marine Road between Port Renfrew, B.C. and Honeymoon Bay, B.C. on Vancouver Island, British Columbia
|| it is not the largest sitka spruce on Vancouver Island, but is easily accessible due to the paving of a former logging road, and has become well-known: hikers going by on the Harris Creek Main trail are recommended by trail guide books to make a short detour to visit it. Can be reached by wheel-chair-accessible short trail from Pacific Marine Road, from small sign on right hand side of road going northeast, about 20 km north-east of Port Renfrew, or 8 km past Lizard Lake. Logging in this area was permanently restricted by a 2012 vote.|
|Hyperion||Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)||California, US||At 115.5 m tall the tallest tree in the world, found in 2006.|
|International World War Peace Tree||Linden tree||Darmstadt, Indiana, US||~100||A tree planted in by German American immigrants, it was dedicated at the end of World War I as a reminder of Germany's armistice with the United States and a sign of loyalty to America.|
|Iluvatar||Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)||Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, near Orick, California, US|
|Jardine Juniper||Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum)||Logan Canyon, Cache National Forest. Utah, US||~1500||William Marion Jardine.|
|Le Chêne à Papineau||Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)||Montebello, Quebec, Canada||Estimated 300 years old and 20 m tall, it is one of the oldest known trees in Quebec.|
|Linden Oak||White oak||North Bethesda, Maryland, US||~300|
|Lone Cypress||Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa)||Pebble Beach, California, US||~250|
|Lost Monarch||Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)||Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California, US|
|Luna||Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)||Humboldt County, California
||600-1000||A 200 feet (61 m) tall redwood that became notable when environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill lived on a platform in the tree for 738 days in 1997-1999 to prevent it from being logged. In 2000, it was cut halfway through with a chainsaw but has survived and has been braced for support.|
|Brooklyn Magnolia||Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)||Brooklyn, New York City, New York, US||~130||North Carolina and planted around 1885.|
|Man in Tree sequoia||Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)||Downtown Seattle||The site of a police standoff with a mentally ill man|
|Marlboro Tree||Black willow (Salix nigra)||Marlboro Township, New Jersey, US||The tree is about 152 years old and measures 76 feet (23 m) in height and 19 ft 8 in (5.99 m) in circumference. Five grown people must hold hands to fully encircle the tree.|
|Methuselah||Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva)||California, US||4,700||A candidate for the oldest known living organism (approximately 4,700 years).|
|Moon trees||Various||Grown from seeds taken into orbit around the moon|
|El Palo Alto||Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)||Palo Alto, California, US||A landmark that gave the city of Palo Alto its name. It stood up above its surroundings in a wide flat area and thus could be seen from far away in all directions, as far back as 1769 when Spanish explorers camped underneath it. It is no longer as impressive as it once was, having lost more than 50 feet (15 m) since its height was measured at 162.2 feet (49.4 m) in 1814.|
|Pando (Latin for "I spread")||Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)||Utah, US||~80,000||A Quaking Aspen colony in Utah, is the oldest known clonal colony at possibly 80,000 years, and the heaviest at 6,000 tonnes.|
|Perryville Tree engravings||Perryville, Maryland, US||Trees carved by mentally ill veterans.|
|Pinchot Sycamore||American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)||Simsbury, Connecticut, US||200-300+||sycamore named for Gifford Pinchot. This tree's measurements are: circumference 28 feet (8.5 m); height 100 feet (30 m); average spread 141 feet (43 m).|
|Queens Giant||Tulip-tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)||Northeast Queens, New York||350-450||The tree measures 40 metres (130 ft) tall and is 350–450 years old. It is the oldest living organism in the New York metropolitan area.|
|Sacred Oak||Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)||Oley Valley, Pennsylvania, US||500|
|Santa Barbara's Moreton Bay Fig Tree||Santa Barbara, California, US||~138|
|Seven Sisters Oak||Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)||Lewisberg, Louisiana, US||1,500||Believed to be nearly 1,500 years old. The tree has a girth of over 38 feet (12 m) and is the president of the Live Oak Society.|
|Stratosphere Giant||Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)||California, US||112.8 m tall, the tallest known tree in the world until displaced by Hyperion.|
|Survivor Tree||American Elm (Ulmus americana)||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US||Oklahoma City National Memorial. Located across the street from the Murrah Federal Office Building, it survived the terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.|
|Survivor Tree||Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana)||New York, New York, US||Survived the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 and was incorporated into the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.|
|Treaty Oak||Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)||Jacksonville, Florida, US||Treaty Oak is an octopus-like Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) in Jacksonville, Florida. It is estimated to be 250 years old and is located in Treaty Oak Park in the Southbank area of Downtown Jacksonville.|
|The Tree That Owns Itself||White Oak||Athens, Georgia, US||"Son of..." planted Dec, 4, 1946||folklore, owns itself and all land within 2.5 m (8 ft) of its base.|
|Washington Oak||White oak||Princeton, New Jersey, US||Overlooks the Princeton Battlefield State Park; located where British and American forces first saw each other, igniting the Battle of Princeton in 1777.|
|Washington tree||Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)||California, US|
|Witch Tree||Northern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)||Grand Portage, Minnesota, US||~300||Ojibwe Indian tribe, is a cedar growing on the rocky shoreline of Lake Superior. It is at least 300 years old, possibly twice that, revered by the local Ojibwe Indian tribe, and mentioned by French explorers in 1731.|
|Salem Oak||White oak||Salem friends burial grounds in Salem, New Jersey, US||500-600||Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.|
|Pechanga Great Oak||Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia)||Temecula, California, US||1500-2000||Oldest oak tree in the United States, possibly in the world.|
|Black walnut (Juglans nigra)||Longview, Washington, US||161||Marks the location of the Monticello Convention, establishing the Washington Territory in 1852.|
|Treaty Tree||Douglas Fir||Nisqually, Washington||Marks the location of the Treaty of Medicine Creek between the United States and most Pacific Northwest Indian tribes|
|Hollow Log (Balch Park)||Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)||Balch Park, Tulare County, California US
||A naturally hollowed out log of a now fallen giant sequoia that was once an attraction at a private resort before the land was donated as a park in 1930.|
|Beaman Oak||White oak||West Boylston, Massachusetts, US||The largest white oak in Massachusetts, with a 31-foot circumference and featured on the seal of the Town of West Boylston.|
|The Royal Oak||Oak||Royal Oak, Michigan, US||In 1819, Michigan Governor Lewis Cass and several companions set out on an exploration of Michigan territory to disprove land surveyors' claims that the territory was swampy and uninhabitable. The beginning of their journey seemed to support those claims until they reached a desirable area of higher ground near the intersections of Main, Rochester and Crooks Roads. Here they encountered a stately oak tree with a trunk considerably wider than most other oaks. Its large branches reminded Cass of the legend of the royal oak tree, under which King Charles II of England took sanctuary from enemy forces in 1660. Cass and his companions christened the tree the "Royal Oak."|
|Balmville Tree||Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)||Balmville, New York, US||Oldest tree of its species in the Eastern United States, placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 as New York State's smallest state forest.|
|Black Hawk Tree||Cottonwood||Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, US||Debunked local lore held that Sauk Chief Black Hawk once hid amongst its branches to escape his pursuers. The tree was destroyed by a storm during the 1920s.|
|Burmis tree||Limber pine (Pinus flexilis)||Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada||Declared dead in 1979 but still standing on the north side of the Crowsnest Highway.|
|Buttonwood (Platanus occidentalis)||Wall Street, New York City, NY, US||The tree which once stood at the foot of Wall Street in New York City. It was under this tree that stock traders once gathered and formed the Buttonwood Agreement which later evolved into the New York Stock Exchange.|
|Charter Oak||White oak||Connecticut, US||Edmund Andros. The oak became a symbol of American independence and is commemorated on the Connecticut State Quarter. It fell during a storm in 1856.|
|Eisenhower Tree||Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda)||Augusta, Georgia, US||100-125||Loblolly pine tree on the Augusta National Golf Club course, said to be "among the most famous landmarks in golf", and particularly frustrating to Dwight D. Eisenhower. Removed in 2014 after suffering irreparable damage during an ice storm.|
|Encino Oak Tree||Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)||Los Angeles, California, US||1,000||A 1,000-year-old tree in the Encino section of Los Angeles. It was also known as the Lang Oak. Once described as "the oldest known tree in the city of Los Angeles," it fell on February 7, 1998, due to strong winds from an El Niño storm.|
|Geneseo Big Tree||Geneseo, New York, US||A giant tree on the Genesee River, reported by some as an elm, by others as an oak. It was the site of the 1797 Treaty of Big Tree between Robert Morris and the Seneca tribe to sell most of western New York, also known as The Holland Purchase. It was washed away in a flood in the mid 19th century.|
|Great Elm (Boston)||Elm||Boston, Massachusetts, US||The tree stood at the center of the Boston Common until February 15, 1876. Initially believed to be used for executions, the tree later gained prestige as a centerpiece of the area.|
|Herbie||American Elm (Ulmus americana)||Yarmouth, Maine, US||212||New England. Having battled Dutch elm disease for years, its condition worsened and it was felled in 2010.|
|Hooker Oak||Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)||Chico, California, US||At its discovery in 1872 by Joseph Hooker, it was believed to be the largest of its species in the world and possibly as old as 1,000 years. After it fell in 1977, it was discovered it was actually two 325-year-old oak trees that had long since grown into one.|
|Inspiration Oak||Live Oak||Magnolia Springs, Alabama, US||90||Having a spread of 192 feet, this oak, a landmark on U.S. Highway 98, was girdled with a chainsaw in October 1990 during an eminent domain dispute with Baldwin County officials. Grafting efforts to save the tree failed, and it died in 1993. Estimated by locals to be around 500 years old, it was discovered to be only 90 years old in a ring count.|
|"The Joshua Tree"||Yucca Palm (Yucca brevifolia)||Mojave Desert, US||A lone-standing Joshua tree featured in the album art of The Joshua Tree by U2. The tree fell around 2000. A plaque now stands where the tree was, as the site is a popular site for fans to pay tribute to the band.|
|Kiidk'yaas (The Golden Spruce)||Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)||Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada||A rare golden Sitka Spruce sacred to the Haida, on Haida Gwaii. The tree was illegally felled in 1997.|
|Liberty Tree||Elm Tree||Boston, Massachusetts, US||Boston Common where colonists in Boston staged the first act of defiance against the British government at the tree. The tree became a rallying point for the growing resistance to the rule of Britain over the American colonies and for that reason it was felled by British soldiers in 1775.|
|Lincoln Oak||Oak||Bloomington, Illinois, US||Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln both gave speeches during the 1850s. The tree died in 1976.|
|Logan Elm||American Elm (Ulmus americana)||Pickaway County, Ohio, US||One of the largest American elm trees recorded at 65-foot-tall (20 m) with a trunk circumference of 24 feet (7.3 m) and a crown spread of 180 feet (55 m). Weakened by Dutch Elm Disease, the tree died from storm damage in 1964.|
|Mercer Oak||White oak||Princeton, New Jersey, US||The tree on which a wounded General Hugh Mercer rested during the American Revolutionary War's Battle of Princeton. Despite its fall in early 2000, it continues to be Princeton's emblem.|
|Mingo Oak||White oak||Mingo County, West Virginia, US||Formerly the oldest and largest white oak in the United States until its felling on September 23, 1938.|
|Mother of the Forest||Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)||a 321-foot (98 m) giant sequoia|
|National Christmas Tree||Blue spruce (Picea pungens)||President's Park in Washington, D.C., US||It was 9 meters (30 ft) tall when it was transplanted from York, Pennsylvania, in 1978. It was felled by a windstorm on February 19, 2011.|
|Old Oak Tree||White oak||Churchyard of Presbyterian Church in Basking Ridge, Basking Ridge, NJ||600||woke up more than 3,000 underneath in 1740. Watched over American Revolutionary War events, survived numerous hurricanes, but died in 2016 and was taken down in 2017.|
|Pioneer Cabin Tree||Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)||Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California||1000 (est)|
|Prometheus||Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva)||5,000||Was the oldest living non-clonal organism. The age was estimated at 5,000 years. The tree was cut down on August 6, 1964, by a graduate student and U.S. Forest Service personnel for research purposes, though at the time they did not know of its world-record age.|
|Senator||Pond cypress (Taxodium ascendens)||Big Tree Park, Longwood, Florida, US||~3,500||Was the oldest Pond Cypress tree in the world. It was 35 meters (115 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of 344 cm and an estimated stem volume of 119.4 m3. It was estimated to be 3,500 years old at the time of its demise in early 2012.|
|Treaty of Greenville Tree||Greenville, Ohio, US|
|Trout Lake Big Tree||Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)||Mount Adams (Washington), US||ponderosa pine trees in the world.|
|Vizcaíno-Serra Oak||California live oak (Quercus agrifolia)||Monterey, California||Monterey, California and Junípero Serra. First described in 1602 by Sebastián Vizcaíno, it stood next to a creek in what is now Monterey State Historic Park. It was declared dead in 1904.|
|The Washington Oak||Hampton Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina, US||When George Washington visited Charleston in 1791, Eliza Lucas Pinckney complained about a live oak that blocked the view. Washington remarked that he liked the tree, so it was saved and has since been known as the Washington Oak.|
|Wawona Tree||Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)||Giant sequoia with a tunnel cut through it. Fell in 1969.|
|Webster Sycamore||American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)||Near Webster Springs in Webster County, West Virginia||approx. 500||The largest American sycamore in the U.S. state of West Virginia until its felling in 2010.|
|Wye Oak||White oak||Maryland, US||Was the honorary state tree of Maryland, and the largest white oak tree in the United States.|
|Callixylon tree||Archaeopteris||Ada, Oklahoma, U.S.||250,000,000||Discovered on a farm it was the largest example of a petrified tree when it was discovered in 1913. It is estimated to be about 250,000,000 years old. After a 23-year dispute with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the tree's fragments were displayed on the East Central Oklahoma State University in March, 1936.|
|Ginkgo Petrified Forest||Various||Washington, U.S.|
|Petrified Forest||Various||Sonoma County, California, U.S.||On the List of California Historical Landmarks.|
|Petrified Forest National Park||Various||Arizona, U.S.|
|Mississippi Petrified Forest||Various||Near Flora, Mississippi, U.S.||36 million years old||This forest is believed to have been formed 36 million years ago when fir and maple logs washed down an ancient river channel to the current site where they later became petrified.|
- Anthem Christmas tree, the tallest Christmas tree in the United States, erected annually at the Outlets at Anthem outside Phoenix, Arizona.
- Boston Christmas Tree. Since 1971, given to Boston by the people of Nova Scotia in thanks for their assistance during the 1917 Halifax Explosion. Located in the Boston Common.
- Capitol Christmas Tree, the tree erected annually on the West Front Lawn of the United States Capitol, in Washington, D.C.
- Chicago Christmas Tree, the annual tree located in Millennium Park in the city of Chicago. Historically, the tree was located in Grant Park and Daley Plaza.
- Grove Christmas Tree, a 100-foot tree that is lit every year at The Grove at Farmer's Market in Los Angeles, California.
- Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, a Christmas tree on display every December in Rockefeller Center, New York City.
- The Tree of Life, a fourteen-story artificial tree in Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida.
|Cashew of Pirangi||Cashew||major tourist attraction in Natal, Brazil. Believed to be the biggest cashew in the world.|
|Gran Abuelo||Fitzroya cupressoides||Alerce Costero National Park, Chile||ca. 3600|
|Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree||Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor)||near Pemberton, Western Australia
||Forest fire lookout tree with accessible platform,|
|Diamond Tree||Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor)||10 km from Manjimup, Western Australia||Forest fire lookout tree with accessible wooden platform (52 m high).|
|Dig Tree||Cooper Creek, Queensland, Australia||Used as a marker by members of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition.|
|El Grande||At one time, the world's largest flowering plant.|
|Lone Gum||Coolabah (Eucalyptus coolabah)||Simpson Desert, South Australia, Australia||A solitary Coolabah, far from the nearest watercourse, normally grows in heavy clay soils. There is no other tree of its kind in the region and how it came to be there remains a mystery.|
|Gloucester Tree||Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor)||Gloucester National Park Pemberton, Western Australia||Western Australia's most famous Karri tree, with accessible aluminium platform, in (61 m high).|
|Old Jarrah Tree||Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata)||Perth, Western Australia|
|King Jarrah||Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata)||Manjimup, Western Australia||Giant Jarrah saved by the National Trust upon overhearing two foresters bragging at the pub about a mighty tree they were going to chop down the next morning.|
|Curtain Fig Tree||Strangler Fig||Near Cairns, Australia.||One of the largest trees in North Queensland. The roots dangle 15 metres to the ground to create a curtain-like effect.|
|Cathedral Fig Tree||Strangler fig||Yungaburra, Tablelands Area, Queensland, Australia||500||"A gigantic 500 year old strangler tree", like the Curtain Fig Tree. Another massive Ficus virens in the Danbulla Forest.|
|Tane Mahuta ('Lord of the Forest')||Kauri||Northland Region, New Zealand||1,250-2,500||It is estimated to be between 1,250 and 2,500 years old.|
|Te Matua Ngahere ('Father of the Forest')||Kauri||Northland Region, New Zealand.|
|Boab Prison Tree, Derby||Boab tree (Adansonia gregorii)||South of Derby, Western Australia||Was used as a prison for Indigenous Australian prisoners on their way to Derby for sentencing.|
|Boab Prison Tree, Wyndham||Boab tree (Adansonia gregorii)||Wyndham, Western Australia||Also used as a prison.|
|Centurion||Eucalyptus regnans||Tasmania, Australia||At 99.6 metres, it is tallest known eucalypt and the tallest known angiosperm in the world, second tallest tree species in the world.|
|The Grandis||Eucalyptus Grandis (Flooded Gum)||Near Bulahdelah, New South Wales, Australia||>400||At 76.2 metres tall though some sources claim that its past height was 84 metres tall. The Grandis is widely regarded as the tallest tree in New South Wales, and one of the oldest, being over 400 years old.|
- The Tree of Knowledge at Barcaldine, Queensland under which the Australian Labor Party was traditionally founded. In an act of vandalism, the tree was poisoned and was eventually declared dead in October 2006.
- The pine of One Tree Hill, a radiata pine which stood alone until 2000 atop One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie), an extinct volcanic cone in Auckland city, New Zealand.
- Old Gum Tree, Glenelg, South Australia.
- The Explorers Tree, marked by the explorers who crossed the Blue Mountains (New South Wales) in 1813.
- Jacaranda, University of Sydney, famous tree in the main Quadrangle. Planted 1928. Died of old age in 2016.
- Separation Tree, a famous tree that was a Melbourne landmark and is best known as the site where the citizens of the city congregated on 15 November 1850 to celebrate when the news that Victoria was to separate from the colony of New South Wales. Following attacks by vandals it died in 2015.
- Kidman's Tree of Knowledge is a heritage-listed tree at Glengyle Station, Bedourie, Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Associated with Sidney Kidman who once camped under the tree and planned the expansion of his pastoral empire.
Mythological and religiousEdit
- Bodhi Tree, under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher and founder of Buddhism later known as Gautama Buddha, achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi.
- World Tree
- Cutting of the elm, a legendary event concerning a tree at Gisors.
- Cypress of Kashmar, planted by Zoroaster and felled by Caliph Al Mutawakkil.
- Man-eating tree
- Thor's Oak, a sacred tree to the ancient Germanic tribe of the Chatti.
- Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, from Christianity and Judaism.
- Tree of Life, from Christianity and Judaism.
- The Lote Tree
- The Zaqqum Tree
- Certificate issued by the Lebanese government and the United Nations FAO
- 'Epic Olive Trees' by the Olive Oil Times, Article, 2012
- 'Bechealeh’s ancient trees still producing high-end olive oil' by The Daily Star Article, 2012
- 'Ancient olive branches' by The TIMES of London Article, 2006
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