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A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike. This bike has been there for 98 years now. By Todd Bates on Flickr

Tree grows around bike on Vashon Island, Washington state.   By Todd Bates on Flickr

Arbutus Tree and Bark by kirchypics on flickr

Arbutus Tree and Bark by kirchypics on flickr

Bamboo Trees. Sri Lanka

Bamboo Trees. Sri Lanka

A Corious Tree

A Corious Tree

Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile

1000+ year old tree on Greek island of Aegina

1000+ year old tree on Greek island of Aegina

144-year-old wisteria in Japan, by tungnam.com.hk

144-year-old wisteria in Japan, by tungnam.com.hk

 Japanese Maple in Portland, Oregon, USA by falcor88

Japanese Maple in Portland, Oregon, USA by falcor88

This huge 125-year-oldold rhododendron is technically not a tree – most are considered to be shrubs.

This huge 125-year-oldold rhododendron is technically not a tree – most are considered to be shrubs.

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By Ian Sane

By Ian Sane

Ipe, Brazil

Ipe, Brazil

 Jacarandas in South Africa, by Elizabeth Kendall

Jacarandas in South Africa, by Elizabeth Kendall

The flamboyant tree, Madagascar. By Salete T Silva

The flamboyant tree, Madagascar. By Salete T Silva

Sikura tunnel, Okera, Japan

Sikura tunnel, Okera, Japan

By tom Schwabel

By Tom Schwabel

At 1,990 square meters (about half an acre), this huge wisteria is the largest of its kind in Japan. By Y-fu

At 1,990 square meters (about half an acre), this huge wisteria is the largest of its kind in Japan. By Y-fu

Birch trees in snow

Birch trees in snow

Parasite effect - Spiral tree at Coramba rainforest reserve, NSW, Australia. Photo by omnia on Flickr

Parasite effect – Spiral tree at Coramba rainforest reserve, NSW, Australia. Photo by omnia on Flickr

Rainforest undergrowth. Tangled lianas (woody vines) covered in moss, Peru

Rainforest undergrowth. Tangled lianas (woody vines) covered in moss, Peru

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Angel Oak Tree in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island, Southern Carolina

Angel Oak Tree in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island, Southern Carolina

Strangler Fig Tree. Wrapping tendrils around the host tree.. By orenbrimer on Flickr

Strangler Fig Tree. Wrapping tendrils around the host tree.. By orenbrimer on Flickr

Quiver tree by Jason Webber on flickr

Quiver tree by Jason Webber on flickr

6 Sycamores were shaped, bent, and braided to form this tree

6 Sycamores were shaped, bent, and braided to form this tree

Baobob tree

Baobob tree

California's Sequoia national park.

California’s Sequoia national park.

Klamath, California

Klamath, California

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Tree of Tule, over 2000 years old

Tree of Tule, over 2000 years old

Silk floss tree, South America by alan_sailer on flickr

Silk floss tree, South America by alan_sailer on flickr

By Seabird in New Zealand.

Trees on Slope Point, the southern tip of New Zealand, grow at an angle because they’re constantly buffeted by extreme antarctic winds. By Seabird

The dragonblood tree named because of its crimson red sap, used as a dye a violin varnish, an alchemical ingredient, and a folk remedy for various ailments. By Csilla Zelko)

The dragonblood tree named because of its crimson red sap, used as a dye a violin varnish, an alchemical ingredient, and a folk remedy for various ailments. By Csilla Zelko)

rainbow eucalyptus, by jwilsonnorton

rainbow eucalyptus, by jwilsonnorton

The grove of 'candelabra' redwoods, known as the Enchanted Forest, Shady Dell

The grove of ‘candelabra’ redwoods, known as the Enchanted Forest, Shady Dell

In Denmark

In Denmark

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by miladyellow on flickr

by miladyellow on flickr

The Angel Oak in South Carolina stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall and is estimated to be more than 1400 or 1500 years old. (By Daniela Duncan)

The Angel Oak in South Carolina stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall and is estimated to be more than 1400 or 1500 years old. (By Daniela Duncan)

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Abruzo, Italy by Vicenzo Mazza

Abruzo, Italy by Vicenzo Mazza

The antarctic beech is native to Chile and Argentina, though this specimen is from the U.S.’ North Pacific region. By Drew Hopper

The antarctic beech is native to Chile and Argentina, though this specimen is from the U.S.’ North Pacific region. By Drew Hopper

Wax palms in Salento, Colombia

Wax palms in Salento, Colombia

White birch

Tunnel of cherry blossoms, Bonn, Germany in April. Image by Adas Meliauskas

Tunnel of cherry blossoms, Bonn, Germany in April. Image by Adas Meliauskas

Oak trees, South Carolina by Lee Sosby

Oak trees, South Carolina by Lee Sosby

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22 thoughts on “Trees, too

  1. Magnificent photos of these spectacular trees – thank you, Dusky for another winning set of wonder pictures.

  2. I absolutely love all the photographs you show here. They just take me to another place that is so peaceful in all of them.

  3. enjoy & look so frward to your next very special Natural Wonders the loving care you take to put these fabulous moments on gmail or Twitter etc means so much to oeople like myself who are crazy about nature or whatever you put on thank you for these moments of beauty that enrich my life .

  4. Thank you so much Dusky. What you are doing by compiling these wonderous pictures for all to see is generous beyond words.

  5. Trees are living saints on our planet earth. Without the trees the earth would not be worth living on. Think what they do for mankind.
    The curled stem of the coconut tree is really amazing,must be one of the rarest. all the photographs of the trees are great and very beautiful.
    Thank you dusky.

  6. A wise poet said: “Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree.” That’s backed up by Scripture: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1 (KJV)

  7. I am a photographer also and really enjoyed your beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing your work with the world!

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  9. What a beautiful and rare collection of some of the most beautiful trees. They are all really magnificent. Thanks so much for sharing.

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