1. The "Lucky Tree" of Lake Superior extends its roots across a chasm for the nutrients it needs to live
photo via Proteon
photo via DJBlock99
2. This white pine bonsai tree is over 390 years old and survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. It was presented as a gift of peace from Japan for America's Bicentennial.
photo via nationalgeographic.com
3. Cedars and Sequoias so huge, people used to LIVE in the stumps during the 1800s
photo via thevintagenews
4. The "Tree of 40 Fruit" is an art project where multiple varieties of stone fruits (plums, cherries, apricots) are grafted into a single tree
artist Sam Van Aken's rendering of a mature tree
"Tree 75" successfully planted in Syracuse, New York
5. This tree devouring a headstone at Nottingham's General Cemetary is METAL AF
photo credit: Adam Clarke
6. This Encephalartos Woodii tree is from a prehistoric order of plants long thought to be extinct. It cannot reproduce because it only produces male flowers, and every other known tree of its species is just a clone of itself. Earning it the nickname "The World's Loneliest Tree".
photo via WNYC
7. "Candelabra Trees" of California were spared from centuries of logging/deforestation because of their erratic, curved trunks
photo via SFgate
8. Dublin's "Hungry Tree" has saved you a seat at King's Inn Park
photo credit: gezzajax
9. Albino Redwoods lack chlorophyl, but survive by sucking nutrients from fellow trees like a vampire... not sure if I need to call Paul Bunyon, or Buffy.
10. According to Russian news sources, doctors discovered a young fir tree growing inside a 28 year old man's lung.
11. This tree DGAF about your goddamn fence
12. The Kalaloch Tree Cave Bridge stands astride a cave opening, even though the ground beneath it had collapsed
photo via vxqz
photo credit Black.dots