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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.

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Name Species Location Age (years) Notes
Lost Tree Acacia Sahara desert
20°38′42″N 11°14′56″E / 20.645°N 11.249°E / 20.645; 11.249 (Lost Tree)
- A very isolated tree and important landmark
The Cotton Tree Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) Freetown, Sierra Leone - Historic symbol of Freetown.
Wonderboom tree in Pretoria Wonderboom (Ficus salicifolia) Pretoria, South Africa - A sprawling fig tree in Pretoria, South Africa.
El Drago Milenario Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco) Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife - Has been a local tourist attraction for more than a hundred years (mentioned by Alexander von Humboldt, for instance).
Sunland Baobab Baobab (Adansonia digitata) Limpopo Province, South Africa
23°37′16″S 30°11′53″E / 23.62111°S 30.19806°E / -23.62111; 30.19806 (Sunland Baobab)
1060 A giant and ancient baobab tree, with a pub in the hollow.


Name Species Location Age (years) Notes
Arbre du Ténéré Acacia Sahara desert
17°45′00″N 10°04′00″E / 17.75000°N 10.06667°E / 17.75000; 10.06667 (Arbre du Ténéré)
A very isolated tree in the Sahara desert, notable before 1934, in Niger, destroyed in 1973.
Panke Baobab African Baobab Zimbabwe 2,419 Oldest documented non-clonal angiosperm. Tree fell in 2011.[1]
Chapman's Baobab African Baobab Botswana Found and named after James Chapman and marked by explorer David Livingstone. Tree fell in 2016.[2]



Name Species Location Age (years) Notes
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.[3][4][5][6]
Cedars of God Lebanon Cedar (Cedrus libani) Lebanon
34°14′37″N 36°02′54″E / 34.24361°N 36.04833°E / 34.24361; 36.04833 (Cedars of God)
- A small forest (approximately 400,000 square feet (37,000 m2)) of about 400 Lebanon cedars at about 2,300 meters above sea level in the mountains of northern Lebanon. The cedars of Lebanon are mentioned in the 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
Thimmamma Marrimanu Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India
800 A clonal colony of Indian Banyan with a crown area of over 11 acres. This is the largest tree in the world by crown area.
Osmania Lifesaver Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) Hyderabad, Telangana, India
300 A large tamarind tree near the river Musi in Hyderabad. 150 people hung on to this tree for 2 full days amidst a severe flood in 1908. Lucky for them, the tree stood strong and continues to do so after 110 years. The tree is currently over 300 years old.
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.[7]
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
8°20′41″N 80°23′48″E / 8.34472°N 80.39667°E / 8.34472; 80.39667 (Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi)
2300 A sacred fig propagated from the Bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha became enlightened. It was planted in 288 BC.[8]
Jōmon Sugi Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) Yakushima island, Japan
30°21′40.76″N 130°31′55.81″E / 30.3613222°N 130.5321694°E / 30.3613222; 130.5321694 (Jōmon Sugi)
- Ancient specimen
Great sugi of Kayano Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
36°13′39″N 136°21′36″E / 36.22750°N 136.36000°E / 36.22750; 136.36000 (Great sugi of Kayano)
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
12°54′34″N 77°23′44″E / 12.90944°N 77.39556°E / 12.90944; 77.39556 (Dodda Aladha Mara)
Tree of Life Mesquite (Prosopis cineraria) Bahrain
25°59′39″N 50°35′00″E / 25.994073°N 50.583235°E / 25.994073; 50.583235 (Tree of Life)
Chankiri Tree (Killing tree) Cambodian Killing Fields - A tree in the 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 Ying Ke, meaning "Welcoming-Guests" pine on Huangshan.
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 The formerly extinct tree was sprouted from a 2,000-year-old seed.
Hathi ka pedh Baobab (Adansonia digitata) Purana Qila, Hyderabad, Telangana, India 320 A gift from African traders, this huge tree is an iconic landmark of the erstwhile Qutb Shahi era.


Name Species Location Age (years) Notes
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
24°41′45.29″N 84°59′29.29″E / 24.6959139°N 84.9914694°E / 24.6959139; 84.9914694 (Bodhi Tree)
- 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
39°55′23.22″N 116°23′33.64″E / 39.9231167°N 116.3926778°E / 39.9231167; 116.3926778 (Guilty Chinese Scholartree)
The tree on which the Chongzhen Emperor hanged himself shortly after escaping the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The original tree died and was replaced by a replica.
Changi Tree Either

Hopea sangal


Sindora wallichii

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
40°13′49.48″N 26°17′14.74″E / 40.2304111°N 26.2874278°E / 40.2304111; 26.2874278 (Lone Pine)
A solitary tree which marked the site of the Battle of Lone Pine in 1915.
The Kalayaan Tree Copperpod (Peltophorum pterocarpum) Malolos Cathedral, Bulacan, Philippines The Kalayaan Tree (Tree of Freedom), located near the front of the 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.[9][10]
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 A tree within the Korean DMZ was the focus of the 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 The ancient tree was uprooted in a storm in 2010.



Name Species Location Age (years) Notes
Old Tjikko Norway spruce (Picea abies) Dalarna Sweden
61°35′N 12°40′E / 61.583°N 12.667°E / 61.583; 12.667 (Old Tjikko (approximate location))
9,561[11] The oldest known individual clonal tree in the world.
Stara Maslina Olive Tree (Olea europaea) Bar, Montenegro
42°04′48″N 19°07′46″E / 42.08000°N 19.12944°E / 42.08000; 19.12944 (Stara Maslina)
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
56°35′53″N 4°03′04″W / 56.598158°N 4.051007°W / 56.598158; -4.051007 (Fortingall Yew)
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
54°15′40″N 7°43′38″W / 54.261004°N 7.727313°W / 54.261004; -7.727313 (Florencecourt Yew)
279 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
50°58′49″N 2°44′44″E / 50.98028°N 2.74554°E / 50.98028; 2.74554 (Caesarsboom)
Noted for the legend that 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.[12]
Granit Oak English Oak (Quercus robur) Granit village near Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
42°15′15″N 25°08′10″E / 42.254067°N 25.136080°E / 42.254067; 25.136080 (Granit oak)
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
50°59′N 20°40′E / 50.983°N 20.667°E / 50.983; 20.667 (Bartek)
650–670 A famous tree in Poland, visited by kings, said to be about 1,200 years old (actually 650–670 years according to recent studies[citation needed]). 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
43°18′53″N 2°40′47″W / 43.31472°N 2.67972°W / 43.31472; -2.67972 (Gernikako Arbola)
An oak representing the Basque people
Queen Elizabeth Oak English Oak (Quercus robur) Royal Palace of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
50°59′46″N 0°42′02″W / 50.99613°N 0.70066°W / 50.99613; -0.70066 (Queen Elizabeth Oak)
800–1000 Said to be the location where Elizabeth I of England was told she was queen in 1558.
Kongeegen (the King Oak) Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) Jægerspris Nordskov, Sjælland, Denmark
55°54′37″N 11°59′21″E / 55.91028°N 11.98917°E / 55.91028; 11.98917 (Kongeegen)
1,200 The oldest tree in 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.[citation needed]
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 The most famous and most visited tree of 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 A huge and ancient Pedunculate oak thought to be about 800 years old, 35 m tall, 11 m in girth at breast height and 16.5 m near the ground. The largest oak in Germany and (in wood volume) probably in Europe.
Baikushev's pine Bosnian Pine (Pinus heldreichii) Pirin mountains near Bansko, Bulgaria 1,300 An ancient tree estimated to be 1,300 years old. It is one of the oldest trees of Bulgaria and stands 24 m tall with a girth of 6.9 m at breast height.
Stelmužė Oak Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) Stelmužė, Zarasai district, Lithuania 1,500 Measures a girth at breast height of 9.58 m and 13 m near the ground. The oldest tree in Lithuania and the Baltic States.
Chestnut Tree of One Hundred Horses Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) Sant'Alfio, the eastern slope of Mount Etna, Italy Probably the world's oldest and largest chestnut.
Bialbero de Casorzo (Grana Double Tree) Outer: Mulberry

Inner: Cherry Tree

Grana, Piemont, Italy a tree which grows in a hollow tree near Grana, Piemont, Italy [1]
Le Gros chêne de Liernu (the big oak of Liernu) Oak 15 north from Namur, Belgium 900 Known as the oldest oak in 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 Thousand-year-old trees named after the three mythic founders of the Slavic nations.
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 Around two centuries old, the last remaining of the forest that covered the area.
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 Regarded as symbolising the unity of the Catalan countries
Midland Oak Oak Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England Reputed to mark the centre of England
Najevnik Linden Tree Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata) Najevnik Farm in Ludranski Vrh, Municipality of Črna na Koroškem, northern Slovenia ~700 The tree with the largest girth in Slovenia (10.70 meters; its height is 24 m). Estimated to be 700 years old. The traditional meeting place of Slovene politicians and a cultural venue.
Tamme-Lauri oak Oak Urvaste Parish, Võru County, Estonia 690 Thickest and oldest tree in Estonia.
Viiralti Oak Oak Vana-Võidu village in Viljandi County, Estonia 400 Known from the graphic work of Eduard Wiiralt from 1943
Orissaare stadium oak Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur) Orissaare, Saare County, Estonia Grows in the middle of Orissaare stadium. European Tree of the Year 2015
King's Pine Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) Järvselja village, Peipsiääre Parish, Tartu County, Estonia 380 This pine has height of 33 m and volume of 11,5 m3 (1999)
Kelchi linden Linden Tallinn, Estonia 360 Named after pastor Christian Kelch who was buried under the linden in 1710
Waldtraut vom Mühlenwald Douglas fir Arboretum Freiburg-Günterstal near Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany 107 (in 2017)[13] Tallest tree in Germany with a heights of 66.58 meters in 2017[13][14][15]


Name Species Location Age (years) Notes
Anne Frank Tree Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) City center of Amsterdam, Netherlands
52°22′30.7″N 4°53′4.7″E / 52.375194°N 4.884639°E / 52.375194; 4.884639 (Ann Frank Tree (former))
Featured in 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.[16]
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.[citation needed]
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 Sited on the burial ground of the 1165 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


Name Species Location Age Notes
Petrified Forest of Lesvos Lesvos, Greece

North AmericaEdit

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Name Species Location Age Notes
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
32°43′4″N 80°4′46″W / 32.71778°N 80.07944°W / 32.71778; -80.07944 (Angel Oak)
400–500 It stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall, measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet (1,600 m2). Its longest branch distance is 187 ft.The tree and surrounding park have been owned by the neighboring city of Charleston since 1991.
Bedford Oak White Oak (Quercus alba) Bedford, New York 300–500 In 1987, this tree was officially recognized by the National Arborist Association and International Society of Arboriculture as a significant tree that was alive at the time of the signing of the United States Constitution.[17][18] 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
38°18′32″N 119°47′49.56″W / 38.30889°N 119.7971000°W / 38.30889; -119.7971000 (Bennett Juniper)
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 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 184 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.[19][20]
Buttonball Tree American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) Sunderland, MA, US 42°28′07.83″N 72°34′42.14″W / 42.4688417°N 72.5783722°W / 42.4688417; -72.5783722 350–400 (est.) Large tourist attraction of the town; the tree is believed to be the largest tree of its kind on the East Coast, or as locals put it, "The widest tree this side of the Mississippi." This tree's measurements are: circumference 25 feet (7.6 m); height 111 feet (34 m); average spread 140 feet (43 m).
Candler Oak Tree Oak Savannah, Georgia ~300 A Georgia Landmark and Historic Tree. It is owned by the 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 A historic oak tree on the 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 A large oak tree marking the founding of Tulsa by the Lochapoka Clan of the 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.

Dewey Oak White oak (Quercus alba) Granby, Connecticut, US 250–450 The Town of Granby, Connecticut uses an outline of this tree as their town seal, and Connecticut's Notable Trees uses a photo of it on their certificates. This tree was damaged in the October 2011 snow storm (Storm Alfred), but it is still alive. This tree's measurements are: circumference 20.5 ft (6.2 m) height 78 ft (24 m) average spread 129 ft (39 m).
Duffie Oak Mobile, Alabama, US 300 It is estimated to be at least 300 years old and has a circumference of 30 feet 11 inches (9.42 m), a height of 48 feet (15 m) and a spread of 126 feet (38 m). Scholars consider it to be the oldest living landmark in the city.[21][22]
Emancipation Oak Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) Hampton, Virginia, US On the campus of 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
42°32′54″N 70°55′48″W / 42.548238°N 70.930013°W / 42.548238; -70.930013
about 375 Planted by 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
30°12′38″N 89°04′52″W / 30.210637°N 89.080994°W / 30.210637; -89.080994
500 A large tree on the Gulf Park campus of the 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 The world's largest single living tree by volume, with an estimated 52,508 cu ft (1,487 m3) of wood in its trunk.
Goshin Chinese juniper (Juniperus chinensis) Washington, D.C. ~65 A bonsai forest planting of eleven junipers donated to the National Bonsai Foundation in 1984, displayed since at the United States National Arboretum.
Grayson Elm American elm (Ulmus americana) Amherst, Massachusetts, US 200 This impressive elm with octopus-like limbs is located near the UMass Amherst campus. Writing under the pseudonym David Grayson, Ray Stannard Baker (1870-1946) penned the book 'Under My Tree' about this elm.[23][24] According to Digital Amherst, a project of the Jones Library (the public library of Amherst, MA), Ray Stannard Baker "purchased the meadow [where the elm was located] in order to save the tree. About the elm he wrote, 'It is content. It does not weep with remorse over its past, nor tremble for its future. It flings its loveliness to the sky, it is content with spring; it is glorious in summer, it is patient through the long winter.'"[25] As of 2017, this tree's measurements are: circumference 17 feet (5.2 m); height 80 feet (24 m).
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

The oldest known tree in Manhattan. Located in Washington Square Park, it stands 110 feet (33.52 m) tall and has a diameter of 56 inches (1.42 m). 40°43′55″N 73°59′55″W / 40.7319444444°N 73.9986111111°W / 40.7319444444; -73.9986111111

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
48°40′45″N 124°12′51″W / 48.67921°N 124.21418°W / 48.67921; -124.21418 (Harris Creek Sitka Spruce)
At 4 metres (13 ft) in diameter,[26] it is not the largest sitka spruce on Vancouver Island, but is easily accessible due to the paving of a former logging road,[27] 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.[28] Logging in this area was permanently restricted by a 2012 vote.[26]
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 An arborist resting next to the coast redwood Iluvatar in the spring of 2008. The third largest known coast redwood.
Jardine Juniper Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) Logan Canyon, Cache National Forest. Utah, US ~1500 Notable for its age, it was named after USAC alumnus and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture William Marion Jardine.
Keeler Oak White Oak (Quercus alba) Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, US ~300 A sign posted near the tree states: "This 300 year old tree was witness to the Colonial troops and Hessian soldiers as they marched through Black Horse down to Petticoat Bridge where a famous skirmish took place during the Revolutionary War. The tree is affectionately named for the previous owners of the farm where it now stands and serves as the Mansfield Township logo." It is approximately 22.5 feet in circumference at chest height.
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 A large tree with a height of 97 feet (30 m) and a crown spread of 132 feet (40 m) as measured in February 2008 by the Maryland Big Tree Program. 39°01′22″N 77°06′08″W / 39.0227679167°N 77.1022224444°W / 39.0227679167; -77.1022224444
Lone Cypress Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) Pebble Beach, California, US ~250 A dramatically situated tree, a western icon, and considered one of the most photographed trees in North America. 36°34′07″N 121°57′55″W / 36.568748°N 121.965339°W / 36.568748; -121.965339
Lost Monarch Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California, US The world's fifth largest coast redwood in terms of wood volume with a 26 feet (7.9 m) diameter at breast height (with multiple stems included), and 320 feet (98 m) in height.
Luna Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Humboldt County, California
40°15′42″N 124°18′36″W / 40.2618°N 124.3100°W / 40.2618; -124.3100 (Luna (Redwood Tree)
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 An unusually large magnolia grandiflora for the latitude. A New York City designated landmark. The tree was brought as a seedling from 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 300–400+ The largest tree in Connecticut, an ancient 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 Claimed to be more than 500 years old, this oak tree earned its name through Native American legend. Its measurements are: circumference 21 feet (6.4 m); height 73 feet (22 m); average spread 118 feet (36 m).
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 Incorporated into the 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 The 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.
Treaty Oak Plateau Live Oak (Quercus fusiformis) Austin, Texas, US The Treaty Oak is a 500-year old Plateau live oak (Quercus fusiformis) in Austin, Texas. It is the last surviving member of the Council Oaks, a grove of 14 trees that served as a sacred meeting place for Comanche and Tonkawa tribes prior to European settlement of the area.
The Tree That Owns Itself White Oak Athens, Georgia, US "Son of..." planted Dec, 4, 1946 According to local folklore, owns itself and all land within 2.5 m (8 ft) of its base.
The Tree That Owns Itself (Alabama) Post Oak Eufaula, Alabama, US Legally given ownership of itself and its land in 1936 by the mayor of Eufaula.
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 Also called Manido Giizhigance, or Little Cedar Spirit Tree by the 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 22 ft (6.7 m) circumference. Estimated between 500 and 600 years old. This tree did not sustain any damage from the 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.[29]
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


Name Species Location Age Notes
Hollow Log (Balch Park) Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Balch Park, Tulare County, California US
36°13′13″N 118°40′46″W / 36.220404°N 118.679318°W / 36.220404; -118.679318 (Hollow Log)
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[citation needed] 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 41°45′33″N 72°40′25″W / 41.75930°N 72.67355°W / 41.75930; -72.67355 An unusually large tree that was used to hide the Connecticut colonial constitution from English governor-general Sir 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 At 110 feet in height, it was the oldest and largest of its kind in 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 A famous tree near 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 Historic tree at which 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 Nearly 100 feet (30 m) tall with a spread of more than 130 feet (40 m) and 20 feet (6.1 m) in circumference. Evangelical speakers 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.[30]
Pioneer Cabin Tree Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Calaveras Big Trees State Park, California 1000 (est.) Also known as The Tunnel Tree, it was one of the US's most famous trees drawing thousands of visitors annually. In the 1880s, a tunnel in its trunk was made so that tourists could pass through it. It fell during a rainstorm and flooding on January 8, 2017.
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 46°03′32″N 121°31′47″W / 46.0588°N 121.5296°W / 46.0588; -121.5296 At 202 feet (62 m) tall and a diameter of 7 feet (210 cm), it is one of the largest known ponderosa pine trees in the world.
Vizcaíno-Serra Oak California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) Monterey, California The tree was closely associated with the early history of 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.
Wethersfield Elm
Wye Oak White oak Maryland, US Was the honorary state tree of Maryland, and the largest white oak tree in the United States.


Name Species Location Age Notes
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.[31]
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.


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South AmericaEdit


Name Species Location Age Notes
Árbol del Tule Montezuma Cypress (Taxodium mucronatum) Santa María del Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico
17°02′47.4″N 96°38′10″W / 17.046500°N 96.63611°W / 17.046500; -96.63611 (Árbol del Tule)
1,433–1,600 years (est) The stoutest tree in the world. Its trunk has a 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.[32]
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.
Cashew of Pirangi Cashew 5°58′43″S 35°07′24″W / 5.978657°S 35.123372°W / -5.978657; -35.123372 (Cashew of Pirangi) major tourist attraction in Natal, Brazil. Believed to be the biggest cashew in the world.
Cashew of A Praia Cashew Cajueiro da Praia
Gran Abuelo Fitzroya cupressoides Alerce Costero National Park, Chile ca. 3600[33][34]


Name Species Location Age Notes
Arbol de Guacari Samanea saman Guacarí, Colombia Famous tree engraved in the $500 coin



Name Species Location Age Notes
The Banyan Tree Banyan (Ficus benghalensis) Lahaina, Hawaii
20°53′10″N 156°40′29″W / 20.886111°N 156.674722°W / 20.886111; -156.674722 (The Banyan Tree)
~150 Planted in the 1860s, it covers an entire city block in the waterfront in Lahaina.
Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) near Pemberton, Western Australia
34°29′35″S 115°58′22″E / 34.49306°S 115.97278°E / -34.49306; 115.97278 (Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree)
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.[35]
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.[citation needed]
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[36][37] 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.
Bland Oak Quercus virginiana Sydney, Australia >170 Planted in 1842 by William Bland, it is one of the largest and oldest trees in Sydney. Was the largest in Australia until 1940 when a storm struck parts of it.[38]
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.


Mythological and religiousEdit

See alsoEdit


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