Ten of The Most Incredible and Inspiring Trees In The World

Trees are some of the oldest living organisms in the world, and they come in every size, shape and color imaginable. From flowering trees, to thorny trees, to rainbow trees – they are all pretty magnificent and tend to amplify any environment they are in. Here are some of the most beautiful trees in the world.

1,400+ Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo

Every November this Gingko tree growing next to the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains drops yellow leaves turning the temple into a yellow ocean.

1,400 year old Chinese Gingko

1,400-year-old Chinese Ginkgo tree drops beautiful yellow leaves in Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains


125+ Year Old Rhododendron

The Rhododendron is actually no tree at all, it is a shrub! These species can grow to be shrubs to baby tree. This beautiful photo was taken of a huge Rhododendron in front of someones house in Canada.

Beautiful Rhododendron

Incredible Rhododendron-
Photo by:smartforever


Baobab trees in Madagascar

These massive trees can grow to 100 feet tall and 35 feet wide! They are absolutely huge. What´s fascinating is their ability to store a large volume of water in their trunks. Baobabs can store nearly 32,000 gallons of water, to defy drought.

Baobab trees in Madagascar

Baobab trees in Madagascar. Photo by Rod Waddington


Japanese Maple in Portland, Oregon

This tree is so famous, that it has its own flickr group dedicated to it. It´s been featured on National Geographic, and is located in the Japanese Garden in Portland. It´s easy to see why, the leaves glisten with different colors that vary from green, to russet, to crimson.

Japanese Maple in Portland, Oregon

Japanese Maple in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Scott McCracken



Methuselah is one of the oldest known trees, at nearly 5,000 years old. It is located in Inyo county, in California – although its exact location remains undisclosed to protect it from destruction.
It is part of a bristlecone pine grove, where another tree slightly older also lives to this day.

Methuselah tree in Inyo County, California

Methuselah tree in Inyo County, California. Photo by Chao Yen


General Sherman Sequoia tree

General Sherman is a giant sequoia tree located Sequoia National Park, in California. It is currently the largest known living single stem tree on Earth.
It´s estimated mass is 2,472,000 lbs, and is estimated to be around of 2,400–2,800 years old.

General Sherman Sequoia tree trunk in California.

General Sherman Sequoia tree trunk in California. Photo by Mike Baird


Angel Oak tree

The Angel Oak tree is located in Charleston, South Carolina. The tree itself is around 400 years old, and its branches go in every which way. The tree provides shade which stretches nearly 17,200 square feet.

Angel Oak tree in South Carolina

Angel Oak tree in South Carolina. Photo by Marvin Foushee

The Trees of Dead Vlei

These skeleton-like trees are located in Deadvlei, Namibia, and the trees themselves are estimated to be around 100 years old. It´s said that it once was brimming with life, and now only hosts the skeletons of the trees. The temperature is so dry that the trees left over cannot properly decompose.

Skeleton trees in Deadvlei, Namibia.

Skeleton trees in Deadvlei, Namibia. Photo by Michael Schwarz


Dragon blood tree

These crazy looking trees only grow on Socotra Island, in Yemen. It´s named dragonblood for its dark red resin which looks like a thick blood. It´s unique appearance only adds to its interesting features, as it looks like an upright umbrella.

Dragonblood tree on Socotra Island, Yemen.

Dragon blood tree on Socotra Island, Yemen. Photo by Rod Waddington


Pando Tree

While the Pando tree may mistakenly be taken for a massive forest, it is actually a color of one single quaking aspen! It is the largest single organism and has only one underground root system. It´s estimated to weigh 6,000,000 kilograms and is nearly 80,000 years old – making it also one of the oldest known organisms. It is located in Fishlake National Forest in Utah.

Pando tree in Fishlake National Forest in Utah

Pando tree in Fishlake National Forest in Utah

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    • Daisy says

      Wow this trees are amazing and I would like to thank bios because it’s really amazing hardwork for pictures and u have information too

  1. LYNDA C WILSON says


    • Melanie Jean Mayfield says

      Rhodies! Official City Flower of EUREKA, California. Rhododendrons grow wild in HUMBOLDT County among the mighty Coastal Redwoods. Sequoia Sempervirens. Tallest tress on Earth.

  2. Wolter says

    Huh. For some reason this whole time I thought Ginkgo was a plant. And then I stumble upon this webpage and it turns out to be a beautiful tree 🙂

  3. Sage says

    Thank you for these BEAUTIFUL pictures and for the descriptions! Wow! I would like to make a minor correction as I am sure it was just a typo. In your Pando tree description, you wrote “quanking” Aspen and I believe it should be quaking Aspen. Thank you again for this lovely piece!

    • Bios Urn says

      Dear Sage,
      Thank you for reaching out and your kind words. We really appreciate your interest and time. And thank you also for signaling this mistake. We are definitely not experts and simply like to write about topics surrounding trees and sustainability that interest us, so we appreciate any constructive feedback. This has now been amended 🙂 Take care!

  4. nina says

    Those trees really are amazing !

    I especially liked the Baobab trees in Madagascar,
    Having a beautiful 🌸 shaped branches.
    I can’t believe them !

    • Bios Urn says

      We feel exactly the same, the Baobab trees are something from another time and place! Thank you for taking the time to share, we really appreciate it 🙂

  5. Margaret Moulin says

    I am inquiring about the Tree of Life Bahrain. Seeking comprehensive historical history about this tree. Is such information available? Most references I find are quite brief. Perhaps there is a website? Thank you for your attention to my request


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