These trees are some of the most beautiful natural sights in the world.
The Wawona Tree in the Manposa Grove of Big Trees, stands in the Yosemite Valley, California. The Wawona Tree is 227 feet tall and 90 feet in circumference. Six hundred giant sequoias have been growing in this grove for centuries and they are the largest and oldest trees in the world.
Giant palm trees grow right at the water’s edge on the coast of the Dominican Republic. The salt water and air doesn’t seem to make any difference to the way they grow.
The Tolkien Trees
This group of three trees lies at the East Gate of the Avebury Stone Circle in England. The entwined roots are supposed to be what inspired J R Tolkien to write ‘Lord of The Rings’. This group of trees is known as The Tolkien Trees.
The giant baobab tree is the centre of a Namibian village. The village which is across the river Kasane, Botawana, grew up around this huge tree. The shade it offers is very important to the village.
Giant Caribbean mangrove tree which grows in the water. Mangrove is the name given to a whole family of trees which grow in saline water in the tropics and subtropics.
The monkey Puzzle tree is named because of its twisted branches and its cones which are shaped like a monkey’s tail. This one is in the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland.