We all know that the world is full of weird and amazing shapes, but some trees are simply out of this world. Whether they’re tree specimens that have strangely twisted branches or oddly shaped trunks. Here are the top 15 most Weird Shaped Trees you should see once in your life. These trees will leave you scratching your head in amazement. So go ahead and snap some shots
1 Baobab Tree
Baobab trees are some of the oldest and weird shaped trees in the world. They have a long lifespan, reaching up to 2,000 to 3000 years old. The baobab tree is also one of the most drought-tolerant trees.
The baobab tree is African savannah, and there are 9 different species of baobab trees around the world. Some of the most common species of baobab trees are the African baobab (Adansonia digitata), the Indian baobab (Adansonia zaingeliana), and the Yemenian baobab (Adansonia saundersiana).
The baobab tree is unique because it has a very large trunk and weird shape. It can grow up to 16 feet to 98 feet in height which is equivalent to 8 story building and 23 feet to 36 feet in width. This tree’s trunk has the capacity to store gallons of water. The leaves of the Baobab tree are spiral shaped and they range in color from light green to dark brown.
2 Tree of Life
This is the strange and weird shaped tree that has been at the center of attraction for tourists due to its unusual survival. The tree is about 400 years old and has survived without water for quite some time. Locals say that this is the place where the Garden of Eden was located.
The tree is about 2 km from Jebel Dukhan and 40 km from Manama. This tree survived where no one lives.
The Tree of Life is huge. It stands 145 feet tall, and at the base it is 50 feet wide.
3 General Sherman (U.S) Weird Tree
The tree called “General Sherman” is located in Sequoia National Park in California and he is 83.8 m (274.9 feet) tall. He is taller than the second tallest tree, theSequoia sempervirens, which is 73 m (238 ft) tall.
The General Sherman Tree is located in Sequoia National Park. The tree is a giant sequoia and is the largest living thing in the park. The General Sherman Tree was named after Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman.
The Sherman Tree is one of the last remaining specimens of its kind, and is estimated to be about 2200 years old.
4 Sandbox Weird Tree
The sandbox tree is truly the creepiest and dangerous one. The tree’s trunk is the dangerous one, it has thorny cone-shaped spikes around it. It is found in the Amazonian forest in South America.
The sandbox tree or Hura crepitans is a member of the spurge family, which is known for its spikes. The sandbox tree grows to 90 to 130 feet tall in its native environment.
It has long leaves that are elliptical in shape and are between 2 and 4 inches long. The leaves are green on the top and light green underneath.
5 Banyan Tree
The banyan tree is a terrifying and weird shaped tree, with branches that look like they are covered in snakes. But there is an amazing fact about the tree – it is considered holy and sacred in India.
It is believed that the leaves of this tree were the resting place of Lord Krishna. Hinduism regards the Banyan tree as a divine symbol.
The tree grows to a height of 30 feet and has an average lifespan of 1,000 years.
6 Silk Cotton Tree
The silk-cotton tree can be found in the Seam Ream Province of Cambodia. It is a very strange looking tree with long branches that are covered in silky white cotton thread.
The lush branches of silk cotton trees drape over the ancient Taprohm temples of Cambodia, creating a wonderful natural masterpiece.
7 Dragon Tree
The dragon tree is a popular weird shaped tree in Canary Island because of its unique appearance: its branches and roots form an umbrella-like shape. The tree is estimated to be 700 years old.
The fruit of this tree was once the food of the flightless bird. This characteristic is due to the tree’s geometric root system, which works like an ant colony.
The roots grow downward in circles, splitting and branching along the way, creating a complex network that covers the substrate.
8 Pine Tree (Crooked Forest of Gryfino)
The forests of West Poland are home to some of the strangest trees you will ever see. These 400 oddly shaped trees are located near the town of Gryfino, and they are said to be the result of a natural experiment.
The pine tree grows in J-Shape. Just as the sun sets in the east, the pine tree extends its needles towards the west. This growth pattern is called J-shape, and it is quite common in pine trees. The tree is estimated to be 4550 years old.
9 Bottle Tree
The bottle trees are named for their appearance of standing erect like long, narrow bottles filled with water. The plant can grow up to 18 feet tall and has long, slender branches that twist and turn like the necks of wine bottles.
The tree is found only in southwestern Africa, specifically in Namibia and South Africa. It is considered one of the most deadly trees on Earth because its leaves are covered in small spines that can cause severe irritation if they come into contact with the skin.
The flowers that blossom from the tree are typically pink and white, with a red centre.
10 Sunland Boab Tree
Sunland Baobab is the weirdest shaped tree in the world or located in Modjadjiskloof, South Africa, and it measures 46.8m in diameter! The tree also has a bar inside it that’s wide, which makes it the widest tree in the world!
At 72 feet high and 155 feet circumference, this tree is the tallest and widest ever recorded.
The Sunland Boab weird shaped tree is a challenging tree to climb, and it can be difficult even for experienced hikers.
11 Wawona Tree
The Wawona Tree, also known as the Wawona Tunnel Tree, was a famous giant sequoia that stood in Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California, USA, until 1969. It had a height of 227 feet and was 309 feet in circumference.
The giant sequoia is estimated to have been 2,300 years old. It is now known as the Fallen Tunnel Tree. This 227-foot-tall Coast Redwood was named Wawana after the Native Americans’ decision to name it after the hoot of an owl.
12 Wollemi Pine Tree
Wollemi Pine Tree is the weirdest shaped and oldest coniferous trees on the planet. Discovered in 1994 on a ranch in Australia’s Blue Mountains, this tree is so unique that it was given its own family-the Araucariaceae.
Scientists believe that the Wollemi pine tree may be over 2,000 years old! The Wollemi Pine is a conifer tree that grows to a height of 130-145 feet with a diameter of 6-9 feet.
The Wollemi Pine grows so slowly that it can take up to 400 years for a tree to reach maturity.
13 El Árbol Del Tule Tree (The Tree of Tule)
The Tree of Tule is found only in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. The Arbol del Tule, or Tule Tree, is an impressive tree that is estimated to be between 1,500 and 3,000 years old and stands impressive around the world.
The Arbol del Tule is a tall tree that measures an impressive 33.8 m (111 ft) tall and 32 feet in diameter.
14 Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree
The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree is a beautiful, colorful plant that looks like art.
Rainbow eucalyptus trees are native to the Philippines. The Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree grows up to a massive 250 feet (76 m.) tall in its native environment and also has weird shapes, and they sport beautiful colors in a variety of patterns. Some of the most popular colors include red, orange, purple, green, blue and brown.
15 Kauri Tree
The kauri tree (Agathis Australis) is a large, slow-growing tree. The tree is found in the North Island of New Zealand and parts of Australia.
Kauri trees are among the world’s mightiest trees and they can live for over 2,000 years. They grow to a height of 50 m tall with trunks that can measure up to 16 m in diameter.
For centuries, some of the largest and oldest kauri trees in rural Northland have been buried under a thick layer of mud that has helped to preserve their trunks and branches. Now, these ancient giants are helping to provide scientists with unique insights into how our climate has changed over time.
We hope that this post on each of the Weird Shaped Trees, has left you inspired and awe-struck. If you ever get a chance to visit any of these places, please do take a glimpse at these trees – they’re sure to fascinate and amaze you!