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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



Name Species Location Age Significance
The Cotton Tree Kapok Freetown, Sierra Leone - Historic symbol of Freetown.
Wonderboom Fig tree Pretoria, South Africa - A sprawling fig tree in Pretoria, South Africa.
Drago Milenario Dracaena draco Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife - Has been a local tourist attraction for more than a hundred years (mentioned by Alexander von Humboldt, for instance).
Sunland Baobab Adansonia digitata Limpopo Province, South Africa - A giant and ancient baobab tree, with a pub in the hollow.


Name Species Location Age Significance
Arbre du Ténéré Acacia Sahara desert A very isolated tree in the Sahara region, destroyed in 1973.



Name Species Location Age (years) Notes
Sisters Olive Trees of Noah olive Bcheale, Batroun District, Lebanon 6,000-6,800 Some of the oldest living trees on earth. They are known to be the world's oldest olive trees and legends refer to these trees as the source of the olive branch in the Genesis flood narrative.[1][2][3][4][5][6]
Sacred trees on the grounds of Taiqing-gong temple gingko, juniper Mount Lao near Qingdao, China various The 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 God Lebanon cedar Lebanon - 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 Banyan Banyan Botanical garden near Kolkata, India - A clonal colony of Indian Banyan with a crown circumference of over 330 meters.
Balete tree OISCA Farm in Canlaon City, Philippines 1,300 The 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.[7][8]
Pillalamarri Banyan Mahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India 700 The 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 Bodhi Sacred fig Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka 2300 A sacred fig propagated from the Bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha became enlightened. It was planted in 288 BC.[9]
Banyan Adyar in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 450 A 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, Sugi Yakushima island, Japan - Ancient specimen
The Strangler Fig trees Fig tree Ta Prohm, Angkor, Cambodia -
Great sugi of Kayano Cryptomeria Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan 2,300
Gingko Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea 500 A pair of ginkgo trees
Big Banyan Tree Banyan Ramohalli, Bangalore, India 400
Tree of Life Mesquite Bahrain 400
Chankiri Tree (Killing tree) Cambodian Killing Fields - A tree in the Killing Fields against which children and infants were slung against to kill them.
The Ying Ke Pine Huangshan, China - Ying Ke, meaning "Welcoming-Guests" pine on Huangshan.
Tembusu Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore 100 The tree is featured on the reverse of a $5 Singapore note.
Methusaleh Judean date palm The formerly extinct tree was sprouted from a 2,000 year old seed.
Thimmamma Marrimanu Banyan 25 km from Kadiri, Anatapur district, Andhra Pradesh, India According to Guinness Book of Records (1989), the world's biggest Banyan Tree, spreading over 11 acres (4 hectares).[10]


Name Species Location Age (years) Notes
Sthala-virutcham Mango Ekambareswarar Temple Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India 3,500 year The branches are said to yield four different types of mangoes.[citation needed]
Alishan Sacred Tree Cypress Alishan train station, Taiwan 3,000 The tree fell on July 1, 1997.
The Bodhi tree Sacred fig Bodh Gaya, India The tree under which Buddha obtained enlightenment. The current tree at the site is a replacement.
Guilty Chinese Scholartree Jingshan park The 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 Tree Sindora wallichii? Singapore A 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.
The Lone Pine Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey A solitary tree which marked the site of the Battle of Lone Pine in 1915.
The Kalayaan Tree Siar tree, Peltophorum pterocarpum Malolos 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.[11][12]
Kannimara Teak Teak Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, India One 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 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.
Ginkgo Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan 1,000 The ancient tree was uprooted in a storm in 2010.



Name Species Location Age (years) Notes
Old Tjikko Norway spruce Sweden 9,550 The oldest known individual clonal tree in the world.
Ballyconnell Yew Yew Grounds of Ballyconnell House, Annagh townland, County Cavan, Ireland 2,000 Ancient tree reckoned to be well over 2,000 years old with a massive girth.
Fortingall Yew Yew Churchyard of the village of Fortingall in Perthshire, Scotland Various estimates have put its age at between 2,000 and 5,000 years.
Florencecourt Yew Irish Yew Florence Court estate near Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland 274 Replanted 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) Yew Lo, Belgium Noted for the legend that Julius Caesar tethered his horse to it during his conquest of the region.
Yew Estry, Normandy, France > 1,600 Considered one of the oldest trees in France. Its hollow trunk can contain 30 people.
Yews La Haye-de-Routot, Normandy, France ~ 1,500 A chapel with a door was designed in one of them.
Forest swastika Larch Zernikow, Germany. A patch of carefully arranged larch trees covering a 60-yard (55 m) square area of pine forest.
Granit Oak Oak Granit village near Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 1,650 One 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.
Bartek Oak 650-670 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 Arbola Oak Guernica, Basque Country, Spain An oak representing the Basque people
Queen Elizabeth Oak Oak Royal Palace of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England Said to be the location where Elizabeth I of England was told she was queen in 1558.
Kongeegen (the King Oak) Pedunculate oak Jægerspris Nordskov, Sjælland, Denmark; 1,200 The oldest tree in Denmark.
Chêne chapelle Oak Allouville-Bellefosse, Normandy, France 1,200 An 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 Oak Oak Poltava, Ukraine 600 An oak under which tsar Peter I rested at the Battle of Poltava in 1709.[citation needed]
Yew Stoke Gabriel churchyard Devon, England Said to be the oldest tree in England.
Major Oak Pedunculate oak Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England 800 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 Oak Pedunculate oak Ivenack, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany 800 A 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 pine Bosnian pine Pirin mountains near Bansko, Bulgaria 1,300 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 Oak Pedunculate oak Stelmužė, Zarasai district, Lithuania 1,500 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 Horses Chestnut Sant'Alfio, the eastern slope of Mount Etna, Italy Probably the world's oldest and largest chestnut.
Bialbero de Casorzo (Grana Double Tree) Grana, Piemont, Italy a tree which grows in a hollow tree near Grana, Piemont, Italy [1]
Le Gros chêne de Liernu (the big oak of Liernu) Oak 15 north from Namur, Belgium 900 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 Rogalin Oak Rogalin, Greater Poland Thousand-year-old trees named after the three mythic founders of the Slavic nations.
The Olive tree of Vouves Olive tree Village of Ano Vouves, Kolymvari, Chania regional unit, Crete, Greece. 2,000 It 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 Oak Oak Exactly 100 km from Belgrade, Serbia, next to E-75 highway. 600
Koča's oak near Jagodina, Serbia Named after Koča Anđelković.
Veliki Popovac oak Village of Veliki Popovac, Serbia
Plane tree at Miloš's Residence Plane tree Belgrade, Serbia The oldest plane tree in Belgrade.
Flower Square oak Belgrade, Serbia Around two centuries old, the last remaining of the forest that covered the area.
Brian Boru's Oak Oak Raheen Woods, County Clare, Ireland A reputedly 1000 year old oak tree planted by Brian Boru, Last King of Ireland.
Pi de les Tres Branques Pine Catalonia, Spain Regarded as symbolising the unity of the Catalan countries
Midland Oak Oak Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England Reputed to mark the centre of England
Najevnik Linden Tree Small-leaved Lime Najevnik 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.


Name Species Location Age (years) Notes
Anne Frank Tree horse-chestnut tree City center of Amsterdam, Netherlands 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 Oak Carmarthen, Wales
Glastonbury Thorn hawthorn Reputed to have been planted by Joseph of Arimathea.
Thor's Oak Oak a tree sacred to the Germanic tribe of the Chatti, ancestors of the Hessians.
Sacred tree at Uppsala Temple at Uppsala, Sweden was a sacred tree Venerated by Norse pagans, still extant in the second half of the 11th century.
Royal Oak Pedunculate oak Boscobel, England King 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 tree mulberry New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, England Cut down in the mid-18th century and fashioned into mementos.
Tree of Hippocrates Oriental plane Kos, Greece The tree under which Hippocrates is supposed to have taught.
Red Forest Pines Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine Formerly 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 Tree Beaumont-Hamel, France Marks 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 bush Oak Takovo, Serbia Tree under which Miloš Obrenović started the Second Serbian Uprising.
Pine of Tsar Dušan Bosnian pine Uroševac, Serbia 663 Planted in 1336 by Tsar Dušan, destroyed by Albanian extremists in 1999.[citation needed]
Poplar of Horror Poplar Donja Gradina, Bosnia and Herzegovina Used for mass executions of inmates of the Jasenovac concentration camp.


Name Species Location Age Notes
Petrified Forest of Lesvos Lesvos, Greece

North AmericaEdit


Name Species Location Age Notes
Angel Oak Southern live oak Johns Island, South Carolina, near Charleston, South Carolina, US 1,400 The tree and surrounding park have been owned by the neighboring city of Charleston since 1991.
Árbol del Tule Moctezuma Cypress Santa María del Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico The stoutest tree in the world.
El Arbolito (The Little Tree) Managua, Nicaragua A traditional landmark used to give directions in Managua.
Gloomy Night Tree (Árbol de la Noche Triste) Tacuba, Mexico City, Mexico An old tree where Hernán Cortés allegedly mourned after being expelled from Tenochtitlan before taking the city by force.
Balmville Tree Eastern cottonwood Balmville, New York, US The oldest eastern cottonwood in the Eastern United States. Among its other protections, it is New York's smallest state forest.
The Banyan Tree Banyan Lahaina, Hawaii ~150 Planted in the 1860s, it covers an entire city block in the waterfront in Lahaina.
The Big Oak Oak Thomasville, Georgia, US One of the oldest Live Oak trees east of the Mississippi river.
The Big Tree - Goose Island Rockport, Texas, US Texas' largest tree, located in Goose Island State Park.
Bogey's Tree Pacific Palisades, California, US A tree on the 12th hole at Riviera Country Club, named after Humphrey Bogart.
Boyington Oak Southern live oak Mobile, Alabama, US 179 Reportedly 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.[13][14]
Buttonball Tree American sycamore Sunderland, MA, US
Chandelier Tree Coast Redwood A Coast redwood with a passage for cars cut through.
Circus Trees California A group of trees shaped into artistic forms by arborist Axel Erlandson
Comfort Maple Sugar maple Pelham, Ontario, Canada 500 A 24.5 metres (80 ft) tall, approximately 500-year-old Sugar maple.
Duffie Oak Mobile, Alabama, US 300 It 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.[15][16]
Emancipation Oak Hampton, Virginia, US
Endicott Pear Tree European Pear Danvers, Massachusetts, US about 375 Planted 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 tree Giant Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, California, US The "Nation's Christmas Tree" of the United States,
General Sherman tree Giant Sequoia Sequoia National Park, California, US The world's largest Giant Sequoia.
Grizzly Giant Giant Sequoia Yosemite National Park, California, US One of the oldest and largest Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park
Hangman's Elm English Elm Manhattan, New York City, NY, US The oldest known tree in Manhattan.
Hare Krishna Tree American Elm Manhattan's East Village, New York City, NY, US The founding site of the Hare Krishna movement in the United States.
Hyperion Coast Redwood California, US At 115.5 m tall the tallest tree in the world, found in 2006.
Stratosphere Giant Coast Redwood California, US 112.8 m tall, the tallest known tree in the world until displaced by Hyperion.
Iluvatar Coast Redwood Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California, US 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 Papineau Northern Red Oak Montebello, Quebec, Canada Estimated 300 years old and 20 m tall, it is one of the oldest known trees in Quebec.
Linden Oak North Bethesda, Maryland, US
Lone Cypress Monterey Cypress 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, California, US A dramatically situated Monterey Cypress
Lost Monarch Coast Redwood Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, California, US Largest known Coast Redwood.
Luna Redwood Headwaters Forest in Humboldt County, California 600-1000 The tree lives in a grove of old growth forest. Tree sitter Julia Butterfly Hill lived here for 738 days.
Brooklyn Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora New York City, New York, US An unusually large magnolia grandiflora for the latitude. A New York City designated landmark.
Marlboro Tree Black willow Marlboro Township, New Jersey, US The 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.
Methuselah Great Basin Bristlecone Pine California, US 4,700 A candidate for the oldest known living organism (approximately 4,700 years)
Moon trees Grown from seeds taken into orbit around the moon
El Palo Alto Coast Redwood Palo Alto, California, US
Pando (Latin for "I spread") Quaking Aspen Utah, US A 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 engravings Perryville, Maryland, US Trees carved by mentally ill veterans.
Pinchot Sycamore American sycamore Simsbury, Connecticut, US 200-300+ The largest tree in Connecticut, an ancient sycamore named for Gifford Pinchot.
Queens Giant Tulip-tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) Northeast Queens, New York| 350-450 The 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 Tree Santa Barbara, California, US
Seven Sisters Oak Southern live oak Lewisberg, Louisiana, US 1,500 Believed 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 Tree American Elm Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US Incorporated 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 Tree Callery Pear New York, New York, US Survived the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 and was incorporated into the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Treaty Oak Austin, Texas, US
The Tree That Owns Itself White Oak Athens, 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 Oak White oak Princeton, New Jersey, US Overlooks the Princeton Battlefield State Park; located where British and American forces first saw each other, igniting the Battle of Princeton in 1777.
Washington tree Giant Sequoia California, US
Witch Tree Grand Portage, Minnesota, US Also 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 Oak White oak Salem friends burial grounds in Salem, New Jersey, US 500-600 22 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 Oak Southern live oak Long Beach, Mississippi, US 500
Black walnut Longview, Washington, US 161 Marks the location of the Monticello Convention, establishing the Washington Territory in 1852.[17]



Name Species Location Age Notes
The Royal Oak Oak Royal Oak, Michigan, USA In 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 Tree Cottonwood Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, USA Debunked 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 tree Limber pine Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada Declared dead in 1979 but still standing on the north side of the Crowsnest Highway.
Buttonwood Wall Street, New York City, NY, USA The 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 Oak Connecticut, USA This tree was used to hide the Connecticut from English governor-general Sir Edmund Andros.
Encino Oak Tree Coast Live Oak Los Angeles, California, USA A 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 Tree Geneseo, New York, USA A 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 Oak Chico, California, USA
"The Joshua Tree" tree Yucca brevifolia Mojave Desert, USA A 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 Spruce Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada A rare golden Sitka Spruce sacred to the Haida, on Haida Gwaii. The tree was illegally felled in 1997.
Liberty Tree Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Mercer Oak White oak Princeton, New Jersey, USA The 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 Oak White oak Mingo County, West Virginia, USA Formerly the oldest and largest white oak in the United States until its fall on September 10, 1938.
National Christmas Tree Blue spruce President's Park in Washington, D.C., USA It 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.
Prometheus Great Basin Bristlecone Pine 5,000 Was 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.
Senator Pond cypress Big Tree Park, Longwood, Florida, USA Was 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 Tree Greenville, Ohio, USA
Mother of the Forest Giant sequoia a 321-foot (98 m) giant sequoia
The Washington Oak Hampton Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina, USA When 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 Tree Giant sequoia Giant sequoia with a tunnel cut through it. Fell in 1969.
Wethersfield Elm
Wye Oak White oak Maryland, USA Was the honorary state tree of Maryland, and the largest white oak tree in the United States.
Name Species Location Age Notes
Callixylon tree Ada, Oklahoma, USA 250,000,000 Discovered 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 Institute in Washington D.C., the tree's fragments were displayed on the East Central Oklahoma State University in March, 1936.[18]
Ginkgo Petrified Forest Washington, USA
Petrified Forest Sonoma County, California, USA On the List of California Historical Landmarks.
Petrified Forest National Park Arizona, USA
Mississippi Petrified Forest


Central AmericaEdit


South AmericaEdit




Name Species Location Age Notes
Wollemi Pine Wollemi National Park, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree Karri near Pemberton, Western Australia forest fire lookout tree with accessible platform,
Diamond Tree Karri 10 km from Manjimup, Western Australia Forest fire lookout tree with accessible wooden platform (52 m high).
Dig Tree Cooper Creek, Queensland, Australia Used as a marker by members of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition.
El Grande At one time, the world's largest flowering plant.
Lone Gum Coolabah Simpson Desert, South Australia, Australia A 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.[19]
Gloucester Tree Karri Gloucester National Park Pemberton, Western Australia Western Australia's most famous Karri tree, with accessible aluminium platform, in (61 m high).
Old Jarrah Tree Perth, Western Australia
King Jarrah Jarrah Manjimup, Western Australia Giant 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 Tree Strangler Fig Near 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 Tree Strangler fig Another massive Ficus virens in the Danbulla Forest.
Tane Mahuta ('Lord of the Forest') Kauri Northland Region, New Zealand
Te Matua Ngahere ('Father of the Forest') Kauri Northland Region, New Zealand.
Banyan Tree Park Banyan Lāhainā, Hawai'i, USA 141 The 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, Derby Boab tree South of Derby, Western Australia Was used as a prison for Indigenous Australian prisoners on their way to Derby for sentencing.
Boab Prison Tree, Wyndham Boab tree Wyndham, Western Australia Also used as a prison.
Centurion Eucalyptus regnans Tasmania, Australia At 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, Australia 3,000 The 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 Grandis Eucalyptus Grandis (Flooded Gum) Near Bulahdelah, New South Wales, Australia At 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

Fictional Edit

See also Edit


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  2. Certificate issued by the Lebanese government and the United Nations FAO
  3. 'Epic Olive Trees' by the Olive Oil Times, Article, 2012
  4. 'Bechealeh’s ancient trees still producing high-end olive oil' by The Daily Star Article, 2012
  5. Carol Drinkwater (9 June 2011). The Olive Tree. Orion. pp. 18–. ISBN 978-0-297-85750-1. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  6. 'Ancient olive branches' by The TIMES of London Article, 2006
  7. "The Oldest Tree - Canlaon - Negros Oriental - Philippines". Dumaguete Info. Retrieved on 2011-04-28.
  8. Austria, Kelly (2010-12-5). "The Big Tree of Canlaon City". Follow My Trail. Retrieved on 2011-04-29.
  9. Shanika Sriyananda (2011-07-03). Caring for the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi . Retrieved on 2012-01-30.
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