The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree sheds its bark in patches sporadically throughout the year giving the rainbow effect on the bark. The exposed undergrowth is bright green and as it oxidises the colors change from blue to purple, orange and then maroon tones.
On the surface these trees seem like a cluster of individual timber, the truth is that beneath the soil, all the trees are rooted together into one giant organism, so large in fact that it can be up to 20 acres wide. This serves an advantage in terms of longevity, seeing as one stand of quaking aspens in Bryce Canyon National Park is estimated to be approximately 80,000 years old!
Tetrameles Nudifloras is usually found in south east Asia.
This 250 year old cypress tree (above) serves as the official symbol of Pebble Beach, a schmaltzy area renown for its mansions and luxury golf courses.
The divi divi tree has bent to the force of strong winds. As a result it is also a natural compass due to the trade winds, the divi divi always point south-west.
Swedish American Axel Erlandson shapes trees in bizarre ways to create stunning end results.
Le Chêne Chapelle, the nation’s chapel in a tree (above) was made in the days of Charlemagne and surviving the reign of Louis XIV, the revolution and both World Wars, the tree chapel features a spindly spiral staircase that leads to two chapels.
Australia’s world-famous Boab tree was once a place where indigenous Australian prisoners were locked up en route to their sentencing in nearby Derby. Today, though, the hollow tree doesn’t house convicts; it’s become a popular tourist attraction.