10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World
"A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food, warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to those who wield an axe to cut it down" - Buddha. There are probably hundreds of majestic and magnificent trees in the world - of these, some are particularly special: 10. Lone Cypress in Monterey (Image credit: bdinphoenix [flickr]) (Image credit: mikemac29 [flickr]) Buffeted by the cold Pacific Ocean wind, the scraggly Lone Cypress [wiki] (Cupressus macrocarpa) in Pebble Beach, Monterey Peninsula, California, isn't a particularly large tree. 9. As a hobby, bean farmer Axel Erlandson [wiki] shaped trees - he pruned, bent, and grafted trees into fantastic shapes and called them "Circus Trees." Basket Tree (Image credit: jpeepz [flickr]) The two-legged tree (Image credit: Vladi22, Wikipedia) Ladder tree (Image credit: Arborsmith) Axel Erlandson underneath one of his arborsculpture (Image credit: Wilma Erlandson, Cabinet Magazine) 8. 7. Chandelier Tree. 6. 5. 4. 3.
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