Pinsapos, or Spanish fir trees, are only found in a few places on Earth. One of the largest pinsapo forests is in Spain’s Sierra Bermeja.
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The Oldest Tree in Paris – The Robinia Tree of Square René Viviani
The oldest tree in Paris is a more than 400 year old robinia (black locust) brought over to Europe by 17th century botanist Jean Robin.
The Oldest Cherry Blossom Tree in Japan – Jindai-zakura
Each year hundreds of thousands of people flock to the nearest cherry blossom tree to see the flowers, but Jindai-zakura has been blossoming for more than 1800 years.
The Tree That Owns Itself – Can a Tree Have Rights?
A tree that was special to its owner was supposedly given ownership of itself, prompting the question – Can a tree have rights?
The Oldest and Largest Chestnut Tree in the World – The Hundred Horse Chestnut
There are many large sweet chestnut trees throughout Europe, but none can match up to the legendary Hundred Horse Chestnut in eastern Sicily.
The Unfortunate End of the World’s Loneliest Tree – The Tree of Ténéré
The desert is by no means a hospitable place, but a single tree managed to survive the arid wasteland for several hundred years – until it met its end due to an exceptionally careless driver.
The Mystery of the Crooked Forest – Poland’s Krzywy Las
In Poland’s Krzywy Las, or Crooked Forest, a group of pine trees grows sideways at the base, prompting all kinds of creative theories about their origin, including gravity fluctuations, Nazis, and even aliens.
The European Tree of the Year Competition Commences
As of February 1st, voting for the 8th annual European Tree of the Year competition is open. This year there are 13 monumental trees from 13 countries all around Europe.
Morocco’s Marvel – The Bountiful Argan Trees
In a small geographical area of Morocco between Marrakesh and Essaouira, a one of a kind tree has grown for tens of thousands of years. Argan trees have long been known by locals for their medicinal properties, but in recent years they’ve gained international attention, with both positive and negative consequences.
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree – An American Tradition
For Americans at home and abroad, there are few things that usher in the holidays like the enormous Christmas tree in front of Rockefeller Center. More than 125 million people visit the tree each year, and the lighting ceremony is televised shortly after Thanksgiving.