Top 10 Record Breaking Trees Around the World

Top 10 Record Breaking Trees Around the World

All trees are magnificent plants when it comes down to how they grow, but some are more special than others. One is the tallest in the world and one is the smallest. It doesn’t matter what record these trees break, all trees are worthy of our respect. But these ten get a little bit extra…


Top 10 Record Breaking Trees Around the World


 

The oldest tree in the world - United States

The oldest tree in the world – United States

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At 5,066 years old, this trees has seen pretty much all of the human evolution. If only trees could talk, this one would have some amazing stories.

World’s tallest tree, United States

World’s tallest tree, United States

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Called the Hyperion, this Coast Redwood is 379 ft tall which is taller than the Big Ben clock tower and the statue of liberty.

World’s widest tree - Mexico

World’s widest tree – Mexico

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It was once thought to be lots of trees knotted together, but DNA proved that this really is one tree that is 9.38 metres in diameter! Now that is a long lap around the trunk.

World’s largest tree (by volume) - United States

World’s largest tree (by volume) – United States

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This is General Sherman and he is a Californian Redwood tree and also the proud owner of the world’s largest tree. It gets this title from being 31-meter circumference around and 83 meters high. Now that is an awful lot of tree.

World’s most resilient tree - Bahrain

World’s most resilient tree – Bahrain

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Known as the Tree of Life for a good reason, this tree has no known water supply lives in the middle of a barren desert and has been alive for more than 400 years!

Worlds Smallest Tree the Acer Momiji - OsakaWorlds Smallest Tree the Acer Momiji - Osaka

Worlds Smallest Tree the Acer Momiji – Osaka

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This really is a species of tree that is still growing and is 1″ tall inside of its pot! OF course, this is not a naturally grown one, it is the work of a Bonsai master grower (of should that be shrinker).

World’s most colourful tree - Hawaii

World’s most colourful tree – Hawaii

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This Rainbow eucalyptus gets it colours from layers of bark, that will often peel away and reveal yet another colour.

The world's most poisonous tree - North America

The world’s most poisonous tree – North America

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The Manchineel tree is not one you will be hugging anytime soon. Both it’s fruits and bark will give you a very nasty reaction.

Most Fruit Producing Tree, India

Most Fruit Producing Tree, India

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These days with more intense farming you do get more bananas on each tree, but this one grew 477 in one year!

Fastest Growing Trees, United States

Fastest Growing Trees, United States

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This is a Royal Empress tree and it grows at an incredable 15ft per year and at it’s mature height of 40 – 50 ft that means it only takes 3 years to grow up!

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