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The following is a list of notable trees from around the world. Trees listed here are regarded as important or specific by its historical, national, locational, natural or mythological context. The list includes actual trees located throughout the world, as well as trees from myths and trees from fiction.

Real forests and individual trees[edit]



The Cotton TreeKapokFreetown, Sierra Leone-
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Historic symbol of Freetown.
WonderboomFig treePretoria, South Africa-
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A sprawling fig tree in Pretoria, South Africa.
Drago MilenarioDracaena dracoIcod de los Vinos, Tenerife-
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Has been a local tourist attraction for more than a hundred years (mentioned by Alexander von Humboldt, for instance).
Sunland BaobabAdansonia digitataLimpopo Province, South Africa-A giant and ancient baobab tree, with a pub in the hollow.


Arbre du TénéréAcaciaSahara desert
A very isolated tree in the Sahara region, destroyed in 1973.



NameSpeciesLocationAge (years)Notes
Sisters Olive Trees of NoaholiveBcheale, Batroun District, LebanonSome claim these are the oldest living trees on earth. Legends refer to these trees as the source of the olive branch in the Genesis flood narrative.[1][2][3][4]
Sacred trees on the grounds of Taiqing-gong templegingko, juniperMount Lao near Qingdao, ChinavariousThe trees include a few ginkgos claimed to be around 1000 years old and a juniper claimed to be around 2600 years old, as well as a number of younger (but still ancient and giant) specimens.
Cedars of GodLebanon cedarLebanon-
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A small forest (approximately 400,000 square feet (37,000 m2)) of about 400 Lebanon cedars at about 2,300 meters above sea level in the mountains of northern Lebanon. The cedars of Lebanon are mentioned in the Bible over 70 times and used as symbols of the Messiah, and they were prized by historical figures such as Herod, Alexander, and Julius Caesar. They also have a mention in the Epic of Gilgamesh
The Great BanyanBanyanBotanical garden near Kolkata, India-
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A clonal colony of Indian Banyan with a crown circumference of over 330 meters.
Balete treeOISCA Farm in Canlaon City, Philippines1,300The over 1,300-year-old balete tree (related to banyan trees) located in is probably the oldest known tree in the country as estimated by botanists from Silliman University.[5][6]
PillalamarriBanyanMahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India700The tree is located about 8 km from the city. The branches extend over an area of 3 acres. In Telugu pillalu means "children" and marri means banyan tree; hence Pillalamarri means "banyan tree with children".
Jaya Sri Maha BodhiSacred figAnuradhapura, Sri Lanka2300
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A sacred fig propagated from the Bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha became enlightened. It was planted in 288 BC.[7]
BanyanAdyar in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India450A giant banyan tree in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters under which people listened to discourses by luminaries such as J. Krishnamurti, Annie Besant and Maria Montessori.
Jōmon Sugi,SugiYakushima island, Japan-
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Ancient specimen
The Strangler Fig treesFig treeTa Prohm, Angkor, Cambodia-
Great sugi of KayanoCryptomeriaKaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan2,300
GingkoSungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea500A pair of ginkgo trees
Big Banyan TreeBanyanRamohalli, Bangalore, India400
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Tree of LifeMesquiteBahrain400
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Chankiri Tree (Killing tree)Cambodian Killing Fields-
A tree in the Killing Fields against which children and infants were slung to kill them.
The Ying Ke PineHuangshan, China-
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Ying Ke, meaning "Welcoming-Guests" pine on Huangshan.
TembusuSingapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore100The tree is featured on the reverse of a $5 Singapore note.
MethusalehJudean date palm,Israel
The formerly extinct tree was sprouted from a 2,000 year old seed.
Thimmamma MarrimanuBanyan25 km from Kadiri, Anatapur district, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaAccording to Guinness Book of Records (1989), the world's biggest Banyan Tree, spreading over 11 acres (4 hectares).[8]


NameSpeciesLocationAge (years)Notes
Sthala-virutchamMangoEkambareswarar Temple Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India3,500 yearThe branches are said to yield four different types of mangoes.[citation needed]
Alishan Sacred TreeCypressAlishan train station, Taiwan3,000The tree fell on July 1, 1997.
The Bodhi treeSacred figBodh Gaya, IndiaThe tree under which Buddha obtained enlightenment. The current tree at the site is a replacement.
Guilty Chinese ScholartreeJingshan park
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The tree on which Emperor Chongzhen hanged himself shortly after escaping the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The original tree died and was replaced by a replica.
Changi TreeSindora wallichii?SingaporeA historical visual landmark located in Singapore. Thought to be a specimen of Sindora wallichii, with an estimated height of 75 metres (246 ft), it was felled with explosive charges during the Second World War to prevent its use as a ranging aide by the approaching Japanese artillery.
Dry treePlatanusNorther Persia, possibly Tabriz or somewhere in KhorasanAccording to a legend, the solitary Dry tree marked the spot of a great battle between Alexander the Great and Darius. Later recorded by Marco Polo.
The Lone PineGallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
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A solitary tree which marked the site of the Battle of Lone Pine in 1915.
The Kalayaan TreeSiar tree, Peltophorum pterocarpumMalolos Cathedral, Bulacan, Philippines
The Kalayaan Tree (Tree of Freedom), located near the front of the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in the historic city of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines. The siar tree was planted by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo during a lull in the Malolos Convention. Under the tree is a monument symbolizing the meeting of Filipino revolutionaries represented by statues of Gregorio del Pilar and Gen. Isidoro Torres; Don Pablo Tecson, a legislator; Padre Mariano Sevilla, a nationalist leader of the church and Doña Basilia Tantoco, a woman freedom fighter.[9][10]
Kannimara TeakTeakParambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, IndiaOne of the oldest and largest living teak trees. It had a girth of 6.52 metres (21.4 ft) and a height of 48.25 metres (158.3 ft) when the measurement was taken in 2003.
Korean DMZ
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A tree within the Korean DMZ was the focus of the Axe Murder Incident, in which two United States Army officers were killed by North Korean soldiers. The killings led to Operation Paul Bunyan, named for the legendary lumberjack. The tree was eventually cut down under the watch of over 800 soldiers.
GinkgoTsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan1,000
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The ancient tree was uprooted in a storm in 2010.



NameSpeciesLocationAge (years)Notes
Old TjikkoNorway spruceSweden9,550
The oldest known individual clonal tree in the world.
Ballyconnell YewYewGrounds of Ballyconnell House, Annagh townland, County Cavan, Ireland2,000Ancient tree reckoned to be well over 2,000 years old with a massive girth.
Fortingall YewYewChurchyard of the village of Fortingall in Perthshire, ScotlandVarious estimates have put its age at between 2,000 and 5,000 years.
Florencecourt YewIrish YewFlorence Court estate near Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland275Replanted in 1740 as a sapling. Following commercial propagation of the tree after 1820, it is believed that the majority of Irish Yews outside Ireland are derived from this one tree.
Caesarsboom (Caesar's Tree)YewLo, Belgium
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Noted for the legend that Julius Caesar tethered his horse to it during his conquest of the region.
YewEstry, Normandy, France> 1,600Considered one of the oldest trees in France. Its hollow trunk can contain 30 people.
YewsLa Haye-de-Routot, Normandy, France~ 1,500A chapel with a door was designed in one of them.
Forest swastikaLarchZernikow, Germany.A patch of carefully arranged larch trees covering a 60-yard (55 m) square area of pine forest.
Granit OakOakGranit village near Stara Zagora, Bulgaria1,650One of the oldest trees in Europe, estimated to be about 1,650 years old. Its crown spread covers an area of 1,017 square metres, its girth is 7.45 m, and its height is 23.4 m.
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A famous tree in Poland, visited by kings, said to be about 1,200 years old (actually 650–670 years according to recent studies[citation needed]). It is 30 m tall, 13.5 m in girth near the ground, with a crown spread of 40 m.
Gernikako ArbolaOakGuernica, Basque Country, Spain
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An oak representing the Basque people
Queen Elizabeth OakOakRoyal Palace of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England800–1000
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Said to be the location where Elizabeth I of England was told she was queen in 1558.
Kongeegen (the King Oak)Pedunculate oakJægerspris Nordskov, Sjælland, Denmark;1,200
The oldest tree in Denmark.
Chêne chapelleOakAllouville-Bellefosse, Normandy, France1,200An 800 to 1,200 year old pedunculate oak, under which William the Conqueror is to have stopped, according to a local legend. There are two chapels inside.
Poltava OakOakPoltava, Ukraine600An oak under which tsar Peter I rested at the Battle of Poltava in 1709.[citation needed]
YewStoke Gabriel churchyard Devon, EnglandSaid to be the oldest tree in England.
Major OakPedunculate oakSherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England800
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The most famous and most visited tree of Great Britain. About 800 years old, with a girth at breast height of 10.5 m.
Ivenack OakPedunculate oakIvenack, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany800A huge and ancient Pedunculate oak thought to be about 800 years old, 35 m tall, 11 m in girth at breast height and 16.5 m near the ground. The largest oak in Germany and (in wood volume) probably in Europe.
Baikushev's pineBosnian pinePirin mountains near Bansko, Bulgaria1,300
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An ancient tree estimated to be 1,300 years old. It is one of the oldest trees of Bulgaria and stands 24 m tall with a girth of 6.9 m at breast height.
Stelmužė OakPedunculate oakStelmužė, Zarasai district, Lithuania1,500
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Measures a girth at breast height of 9.58 m and 13 m near the ground. The oldest tree in Lithuania and the Baltic States.
Chestnut Tree of One Hundred HorsesChestnutSant'Alfio, the eastern slope of Mount Etna, Italy
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Probably the world's oldest and largest chestnut.
Bialbero de Casorzo (Grana Double Tree)Grana, Piemont, Italy
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a tree which grows in a hollow tree near Grana, Piemont, Italy [1]
Le Gros chêne de Liernu (the big oak of Liernu)Oak15 north from Namur, Belgium900
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Known as the oldest oak in Belgium. It is estimated at certainly 800 or 900 years old, maybe more than 1,000 years.
The Oaks of RogalinOakRogalin, Greater Poland
Thousand-year-old trees named after the three mythic founders of the Slavic nations.
The Olive tree of VouvesOlive treeVillage of Ano Vouves, Kolymvari, Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece.2,000It is confirmed to be at least 2000 years old based on tree ring analysis, but it is claimed to be between 3000–4000 years old.
Old OakOakExactly 100 km from Belgrade, Serbia, next to E-75 highway.600
Koča's oaknear Jagodina, SerbiaNamed after Koča Anđelković.
Veliki Popovac oakVillage of Veliki Popovac, Serbia
Plane tree at Miloš's ResidencePlane treeBelgrade, SerbiaThe oldest plane tree in Belgrade.
Flower Square oakBelgrade, SerbiaAround two centuries old, the last remaining of the forest that covered the area.
Brian Boru's OakOakRaheen Woods, County Clare, IrelandA reputedly 1000 year old oak tree planted by Brian Boru, Last King of Ireland.
Pi de les Tres BranquesPineCatalonia, Spain
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Regarded as symbolising the unity of the Catalan countries
Midland OakOakLeamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
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Reputed to mark the centre of England
Najevnik Linden TreeSmall-leaved LimeNajevnik Farm in Ludranski Vrh, Municipality of Črna na Koroškem, northern Slovenia
The tree with the largest girth in Slovenia (10.70 meters; its height is 24 m). Estimated to be 700 years old. The traditional meeting place of Slovene politicians and a cultural venue.


NameSpeciesLocationAge (years)Notes
Anne Frank Treehorse-chestnut treeCity center of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Featured in Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl. The tree was destroyed in a gale in the late summer of 2010.
Merlin's OakCarmarthen, Wales
Glastonbury ThornhawthornReputed to have been planted by Joseph of Arimathea.
Thor's OakOaka tree sacred to the Germanic tribe of the Chatti, ancestors of the Hessians.
Sacred tree at UppsalaTemple at Uppsala, Sweden was a sacred treeVenerated by Norse pagans, still extant in the second half of the 11th century.
Royal OakPedunculate oakBoscobel, EnglandKing Charles II hid in the tree to escape the Roundheads following the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The tree deceased and is replaced by a descendant.
Shakespeare's mulberry treemulberryNew Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, EnglandCut down in the mid-18th century and fashioned into mementos.
Tree of HippocratesOriental planeKos, GreeceThe tree under which Hippocrates is supposed to have taught.
Red ForestPinesChernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, UkraineFormerly the Worm Wood Forest, refers to the trees growing in the 10 km2 surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and is one of several of the Chernobyl disaster effects on April 26, 1986. The name 'Red Forest' comes from the ginger brown colour of the pine trees after they died following the absorption of high levels of radiation.
Danger TreeBeaumont-Hamel, FranceMarks the area of highest casualties suffered by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during their attack at Beaumont Hamel during the Battle of the Somme. The current 'tree' is a concrete replica, however growth around the replica may be from the same root system as the original tree.
Takovo bushOakTakovo, SerbiaTree under which Miloš Obrenović started the Second Serbian Uprising.
Pine of Tsar DušanBosnian pineUroševac, Serbia663Planted in 1336 by Tsar Dušan, destroyed by Albanian extremists in 1999.[citation needed]
Poplar of HorrorPoplarDonja Gradina, Bosnia and HerzegovinaUsed for mass executions of inmates of the Jasenovac concentration camp.


Petrified Forest of LesvosLesvos, Greece

North America[edit]


Angel OakSouthern live oakJohns Island, South Carolina, near Charleston, South Carolina, US1,400The tree and surrounding park have been owned by the neighboring city of Charleston since 1991.
Árbol del TuleMoctezuma CypressSanta María del Tule, Oaxaca, MexicoThe stoutest tree in the world.
El Arbolito (The Little Tree)Managua, NicaraguaA traditional landmark used to give directions in Managua.
Gloomy Night Tree (Árbol de la Noche Triste)Tacuba, Mexico City, MexicoAn old tree where Hernán Cortés allegedly mourned after being expelled from Tenochtitlan before taking the city by force.
Balmville TreeEastern cottonwoodBalmville, New York, US~315The oldest eastern cottonwood in the Eastern United States. Among its other protections, it is New York's smallest state forest.
The Banyan TreeBanyanLahaina, Hawaii~150Planted in the 1860s, it covers an entire city block in the waterfront in Lahaina.
The Big OakOakThomasville, Georgia, USOne of the oldest Live Oak trees east of the Mississippi river.
The Big Tree - Goose IslandRockport, Texas, USTexas' largest tree, located in Goose Island State Park.
Bogey's TreePacific Palisades, California, USA tree on the 12th hole at Riviera Country Club, named after Humphrey Bogart.
Boyington OakSouthern live oakMobile, Alabama, US179Reportedly grew from the grave of Charles Boyington in the potter's field just outside the walls of Church Street Graveyard. Boyington was tried and executed for the murder of his friend, Nathaniel Frost, on February 20, 1835. He stated that a tree would spring from his grave as proof of his innocence.[11][12]
Buttonball TreeAmerican sycamoreSunderland, MA, US
Chandelier TreeCoast RedwoodLeggett, California~2,000A Coast redwood with a passage for cars cut through.
Circus TreesCaliforniaA group of trees shaped into artistic forms by arborist Axel Erlandson
Comfort MapleSugar maplePelham, Ontario, Canada500A 24.5 metres (80 ft) tall, approximately 500-year-old Sugar maple.
Creek Council Oak TreeWhite oakTulsa, Oklahoma, USA large oak tree marking the founding of Tulsa by the Lochapoka Clan of the Creek Nation in 1836. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Duffie OakMobile, Alabama, US300It is estimated to be at least 300 years old and has a circumference of 30 feet 11 inches (9.42 m), a height of 48 feet (15 m) and a spread of 126 feet (38 m). Scholars consider it to be the oldest living landmark in the city.[13][14]
Emancipation OakHampton, Virginia, US
Endicott Pear TreeEuropean PearDanvers, Massachusetts, USabout 375Planted by Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Endecott in the 1630s or 1640s, this tree is believed to be the oldest cultivated fruit tree in North America.
General Grant treeGiant SequoiaKings Canyon National Park, California, USThe "Nation's Christmas Tree" of the United States,
General Sherman treeGiant SequoiaSequoia National Park, California, USThe world's largest Giant Sequoia.
Grizzly GiantGiant SequoiaYosemite National Park, California, USOne of the oldest and largest Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park
Hangman's ElmEnglish ElmManhattan, New York City, NY, US~310The oldest known tree in Manhattan.
Hare Krishna TreeAmerican ElmManhattan's East Village, New York City, NY, USThe founding site of the Hare Krishna movement in the United States.
HyperionCoast RedwoodCalifornia, USAt 115.5 m tall the tallest tree in the world, found in 2006.
Stratosphere GiantCoast RedwoodCalifornia, US112.8 m tall, the tallest known tree in the world until displaced by Hyperion.
IluvatarCoast RedwoodPrairie Creek Redwoods State Park, near Orick, California, US
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An arborist resting next to the coast redwood Iluvatar in the spring of 2008. The third largest known coast redwood. It is located in Atlas Grove (a grove of redwood trees) in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.
Le Chêne à PapineauNorthern Red OakMontebello, Quebec, CanadaEstimated 300 years old and 20 m tall, it is one of the oldest known trees in Quebec.
Linden OakNorth Bethesda, Maryland, US
Lone CypressMonterey Cypress17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, California, US~250A dramatically situated Monterey Cypress
Lost MonarchCoast RedwoodJedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California, USLargest known Coast Redwood.
LunaRedwoodHeadwaters Forest in Humboldt County, California600-1000The tree lives in a grove of old growth forest. Tree sitter Julia Butterfly Hill lived here for 738 days.
Brooklyn MagnoliaMagnolia grandifloraNew York City, New York, USAn unusually large magnolia grandiflora for the latitude. A New York City designated landmark.
Marlboro TreeBlack willowMarlboro Township, New Jersey, USThe tree is about 152 years old and measures 76 feet (23 m) in height and 19 ft 8 in (5.99 m) in circumference. Five grown people must hold hands to fully encircle the tree.
MethuselahGreat Basin Bristlecone PineCalifornia, US4,700A candidate for the oldest known living organism (approximately 4,700 years)
Moon treesGrown from seeds taken into orbit around the moon
El Palo AltoCoast RedwoodPalo Alto, California, US
Pando (Latin for "I spread")Quaking AspenUtah, USA Quaking Aspen colony in Utah, is the oldest known clonal colony at possibly 80,000 years, and the heaviest at 6,000 tonnes.
Perryville Tree engravingsPerryville, Maryland, USTrees carved by mentally ill veterans.
Pinchot SycamoreAmerican sycamoreSimsbury, Connecticut, US200-300+The largest tree in Connecticut, an ancient sycamore named for Gifford Pinchot.
Queens GiantTulip-tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)Northeast Queens, New York|350-450The tree measures 40 metres (130 ft) tall and is 350–450 years old. It is the oldest living organism in the New York metropolitan area.
Santa Barbara's Moreton Bay Fig TreeSanta Barbara, California, US~138
Seven Sisters OakSouthern live oakLewisberg, Louisiana, US1,500Believed to be nearly 1,500 years old. The tree has a girth of over 38 feet (12 m) and is the president of the Live Oak Society.
Survivor TreeAmerican ElmOklahoma City, Oklahoma, USIncorporated into the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Located across the street from the Murrah Federal Office Building, it survived the terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.
Survivor TreeCallery PearNew York, New York, USSurvived the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 and was incorporated into the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Treaty OakSouthern live oakJacksonville, Florida, US
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The Treaty Oak is an octopus-like Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) in Jacksonville, Florida. It is estimated to be 250 years old and is located in Treaty Oak Park in the Southbank area of Downtown Jacksonville.
The Tree That Owns ItselfWhite OakAthens, Georgia, US"Son of..." planted Dec, 4, 1946
According to local folklore, owns itself and all land within 2.5 m (8 ft) of its base.
Washington OakWhite oakPrinceton, New Jersey, USOverlooks the Princeton Battlefield State Park; located where British and American forces first saw each other, igniting the Battle of Princeton in 1777.
Washington treeGiant SequoiaCalifornia, US
Witch TreeGrand Portage, Minnesota, USAlso called Manido Giizhigance, or Little Cedar Spirit Tree by the Ojibwe Indian tribe, is a cedar growing on the rocky shoreline of Lake Superior. It is at least 300 years old, possibly twice that, revered by the local Ojibwe Indian tribe, and mentioned by French explorers in 1731.
Salem OakWhite oakSalem friends burial grounds in Salem, New Jersey, US500-60022 ft (6.7 m) circumference. Estimated between 500–600 years old. This tree did not sustain any damage from the Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.
Friendship OakSouthern live oakLong Beach, Mississippi, US500
Black walnutLongview, Washington, US161Marks the location of the Monticello Convention, establishing the Washington Territory in 1852.[15]


The Royal OakOakRoyal Oak, Michigan, USAIn 1819, Michigan Governor Lewis Cass and several companions set out on an exploration of Michigan territory to disprove land surveyors' claims that the territory was swampy and uninhabitable. The beginning of their journey seemed to support those claims until they reached a desirable area of higher ground near the intersections of Main, Rochester and Crooks Roads. Here they encountered a stately oak tree with a trunk considerably wider than most other oaks. Its large branches reminded Cass of the legend of the royal oak tree, under which King Charles II of England took sanctuary from enemy forces in 1660. Cass and his companions christened the tree the "Royal Oak."
Black Hawk TreeCottonwoodPrairie du Chien, Wisconsin, USADebunked local lore held that Sauk Chief Black Hawk once hid amongst its branches to escape his pursuers. The tree was destroyed by a storm during the 1920s.
Burmis treeLimber pineCrowsnest Pass, Alberta, CanadaDeclared dead in 1979 but still standing on the north side of the Crowsnest Highway.
ButtonwoodWall Street, New York City, NY, USAThe tree which once stood at the foot of Wall Street in New York City. It was under this tree that stock traders once gathered and formed the Buttonwood Agreement which later evolved into the New York Stock Exchange.
Charter OakConnecticut, USAThis tree was used to hide the Connecticut colonial constitution from English governor-general Sir Edmund Andros.
Eisenhower TreeAugusta, Georgia, US100-125Loblolly pine tree on the Augusta National Golf Club course, said to be "among the most famous landmarks in golf", and particularly frustrating to Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Encino Oak TreeCoast Live OakLos Angeles, California, USAA 1,000-year-old tree in the Encino section of Los Angeles. It was also known as the Lang Oak. Once described as "the oldest known tree in the city of Los Angeles," it fell on February 7, 1998 due to strong winds from an El Niño storm.
Geneseo Big TreeGeneseo, New York, USAA giant tree on the Genesee River, reported by some as an elm, by others as an oak. It was the site of the 1797 Treaty of Big Tree between Robert Morris and the Seneca tribe to sell most of western New York, also known as The Holland Purchase. It was washed away in a flood in the mid 19th century.
Hooker OakChico, California, USA
Inspiration OakLive OakMagnolia Springs, Alabama, USAHaving a spread of 192 feet, this oak, a landmark on U.S. Highway 98, was girdled with a chainsaw in October 1990 during an eminent domain dispute with Baldwin County officials. Grafting efforts to save the tree failed, and it died in 1993. Estimated by locals to be around 500 years old, it was discovered to be only 90 years old in a ring count.
"The Joshua Tree" treeYucca brevifoliaMojave Desert, USAA lone-standing Joshua tree featured in the album art of The Joshua Tree by U2. The tree fell around 2000. A plaque now stands where the tree was, as the site is a popular site for fans to pay tribute to the band.
Kiidk'yaas (The Golden Spruce)Sitka SpruceQueen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, CanadaA rare golden Sitka Spruce sacred to the Haida, on Haida Gwaii. The tree was illegally felled in 1997.
Liberty TreeBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Mercer OakWhite oakPrinceton, New Jersey, USAThe tree on which a wounded General Hugh Mercer rested during the American Revolutionary War's Battle of Princeton. Despite its fall in early 2000, it continues to be Princeton's emblem.
Mingo OakWhite oakMingo County, West Virginia, USAFormerly the oldest and largest white oak in the United States until its fall on September 10, 1938.
National Christmas TreeBlue sprucePresident's Park in Washington, D.C., USAIt was 9 meters (30 ft) tall when it was transplanted from York, Pennsylvania, in 1978. It was felled by a windstorm on February 19, 2011.
PrometheusGreat Basin Bristlecone Pine5,000Was the oldest living non-clonal organism. The age was estimated at 5,000 years. The tree was cut down on August 6, 1964, by a graduate student and U.S. Forest Service personnel for research purposes, though at the time they did not know of its world-record age.
SenatorPond cypressBig Tree Park, Longwood, Florida, USAWas the oldest Pond Cypress tree in the world. It was 35 meters (115 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of 344 cm and an estimated stem volume of 119.4 m3. It was estimated to be 3,500 years old at the time of its demise in early 2012.
Treaty of Greenville TreeGreenville, Ohio, USA
Mother of the ForestGiant sequoiaa 321-foot (98 m) giant sequoia
The Washington OakHampton Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina, USAWhen George Washington visited Charleston in 1791, Eliza Lucas Pinckney complained about a live oak that blocked the view. Washington remarked that he liked the tree, so it was saved and has since been known as the Washington Oak.
Wawona TreeGiant sequoiaGiant sequoia with a tunnel cut through it. Fell in 1969.
Wethersfield Elm
Wye OakWhite oakMaryland, USAWas the honorary state tree of Maryland, and the largest white oak tree in the United States.


Callixylon treeAda, Oklahoma, USA250,000,000Discovered on a farm it was the largest example of a petrified tree when it was discovered in 1913. It is estimated to be about 250,000,000 years old. After a 23-year dispute with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the tree's fragments were displayed on the East Central Oklahoma State University in March, 1936.[16]
Ginkgo Petrified ForestWashington, USA
Petrified ForestSonoma County, California, USAOn the List of California Historical Landmarks.
Petrified Forest National ParkArizona, USA
Mississippi Petrified Forest


Central America[edit]


South America[edit]




Wollemi PineWollemi National Park, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
Dave Evans Bicentennial TreeKarrinear Pemberton, Western Australiaforest fire lookout tree with accessible platform,
Diamond TreeKarri10 km from Manjimup, Western AustraliaForest fire lookout tree with accessible wooden platform (52 m high).
Dig TreeCooper Creek, Queensland, AustraliaUsed as a marker by members of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition.
El GrandeAt one time, the world's largest flowering plant.
Lone GumCoolabahSimpson Desert, South Australia, AustraliaA solitary Coolabah, far from the nearest watercourse, normally grows in heavy clay soils. There is no other tree of its kind in the region and how it came to be there remains a mystery.[17]
Gloucester TreeKarriGloucester National Park Pemberton, Western AustraliaWestern Australia's most famous Karri tree, with accessible aluminium platform, in (61 m high).
Old Jarrah TreePerth, Western Australia
King JarrahJarrahManjimup, Western AustraliaGiant Jarrah saved by the National Trust upon overhearing two foresters bragging at the pub about a mighty tree they were going to chop down the next morning.[citation needed]
Curtain Fig TreeStrangler FigNear Cairns, Australia.One of the largest trees in North Queensland. The roots dangle 15 metres to the ground to create a curtain-like effect.
Cathedral Fig TreeStrangler figAnother massive Ficus virens in the Danbulla Forest.
Tane Mahuta ('Lord of the Forest')KauriNorthland Region, New Zealand
Te Matua Ngahere ('Father of the Forest')KauriNorthland Region, New Zealand.
Banyan Tree ParkBanyanLāhainā, Hawai'i, USA141The tree was imported from India and was 2.5 m (8 ft) tall when it was planted on April 24, 1873 by Sheriff William Owen Smith to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Christian missionary work. The tree grew to 18 m (60 ft) high with 12 major trunks.
Boab Prison Tree, DerbyBoab treeSouth of Derby, Western AustraliaWas used as a prison for Indigenous Australian prisoners on their way to Derby for sentencing.
Boab Prison Tree, WyndhamBoab treeWyndham, Western AustraliaAlso used as a prison.
CenturionEucalyptus regnansTasmania, AustraliaAt 99.6 metres, it is tallest known eucalypt and the tallest known angiosperm in the world, second tallest tree species in the world.
Huon Pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii)Tasmania, Australia3,000The Huon Pine is a conifer, endemic to Tasmania, and the only member of the genus Lagarostrobos. It is Australia’s oldest living tree species and one of the oldest |living organisms on earth. Individuals have been known to reach an age of 3,000 years.
Cotton Tree (Hibiscus tiliaceus)A coastal hibiscus that thrives on sandy soils near beaches, It gives its name to a suburb Cotton Tree, Queensland, Australia where many native examples have been retained for over 160 years.
The GrandisEucalyptus Grandis (Flooded Gum)Near Bulahdelah, New South Wales, AustraliaAt 76.2 metres tall though some sources claim that its past height was 84 metres tall. The Grandis is widely regarded as the tallest tree in New South Wales, and one of the oldest, at over 400 years old.


Notable Tree groups[edit]

Various organizations around the world catalog and photograph large, historic or otherwise notable trees in their region.

Mythological and religious[edit]

Further information: Trees in mythology, World tree and Axis mundi


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Certificate issued by the Lebanese government and the United Nations FAO
  2. ^ 'Epic Olive Trees' by the Olive Oil Times, Article, 2012
  3. ^ 'Bechealeh’s ancient trees still producing high-end olive oil' by The Daily Star Article, 2012
  4. ^ 'Ancient olive branches' by The TIMES of London Article, 2006
  5. ^ "The Oldest Tree - Canlaon - Negros Oriental - Philippines". Dumaguete Info. Retrieved on 2011-04-28.
  6. ^ Austria, Kelly (2010-12-5). "The Big Tree of Canlaon City". Follow My Trail. Retrieved on 2011-04-29.
  7. ^ Shanika Sriyananda (2011-07-03). "Caring for the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ". Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
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  9. ^ "Beneath the Shade of the Kalayaan Tree". Traveler on Foot. Retrieved on 2011-04-27.
  10. ^ "Basilica Minore de Immaculada Concepcion". Experince Bulacan. Retrieved on 2011-04-28.
  11. ^ Windham, Kathryn Tucker (1982). Jeffrey's Latest 13: More Alabama Ghosts. Huntsville, Alabama: Strode Publishers. pp. 21–32. ISBN 0-8173-0380-4. 
  12. ^ Borland, Timothy (June 27, 2011). "Mobile Tree Hugger, Part II: The Legend Of The Charles Boyington Oak". Mobile Bay Magazine. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Alabama’s Famous & Historic Tree Program". Alabama Forestry Commission. State of Alabama. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Live Oak Project, Mobile, AL". Native Tree Society. Eastern Native Tree Society. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  15. ^ "'It's had a hard life' -- Longview historic tree in dire straights from age, decay, railroad". Associated Press. November 19, 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  16. ^ Haunted Oklahoma: PONTOTOC COUNTY
  17. ^ Attractions - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR)

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