Sasquatch, Yeti, and the abominable snowman have been the stuff of legends for generations, but Japan’s snow monsters are anything but a myth.
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The Pinsapos of Sierra Bermeja – A Refuge for the Rare Fir Trees
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.
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 Real Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse in Tobago
Treehouses have been loved by all for centuries, but few were able to capture the imagination of the public like the multilevel shelter from the 1960 film Swiss Family Robinson.
The European Tree of the Year 2018 Competition Nearly Over – Current Standings
The 8th annual European Tree of the Year will come to a close on Feb 28th, but there’s still time to vote! To add to the suspense, the vote tallies are hidden for the last week of voting, but here are the standings from just before they were hidden.
The Philippines’ Most Bizarre Tree – The Rainbow Eucalyptus
Unlike other trees whose leaves change color in the Fall, the trunk of the rainbow eucalyptus changes color constantly. After the tree sheds its bark, it bursts into a technicolor display of oranges, blues, and greens.