1. The "Lucky Tree" of Lake Superior extends its roots across a chasm for the nutrients it needs to live

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photo via Proteon

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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.

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photo via nationalgeographic.com

 

3. Cedars and Sequoias so huge, people used to LIVE in the stumps during the 1800s

stumppy
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

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artist Sam Van Aken's rendering of a mature tree

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"Tree 75" successfully planted in Syracuse, New York

 

5. This tree devouring a headstone at Nottingham's General Cemetary is METAL AF

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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".

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photo via WNYC