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Abre Du Tenere
   is found in   
Niger
Acacia tree -- once considered the most isolated tree on earth -- destroyed in 1973
Boab Prison Tree
   is found in   
Australia
Western Australia. Believed to be around 1,500 years old and has a girth of 14.7 m. Used by the early police patrols as an overnight lock-up, with use dating back to the 1890s.
Bohdi Tree
   is found in   
India
The tree under which Buddha was supposed to have become enlightened.
Caesarsboom
   is found in   
Belgium
City of Lo -- Caesar is reported to have tied his horse to this tree while conquering this region.
Cedars of God
   is found in   
Lebanon
Historic forest mentioned in the Bible
Cotton Tree
   is found in   
Sierra Leone
Historic symbol of Freetown, Sierra Leone
The Explorers Tree
   is found in   
Australia
New South Wales. Commemorates the crossing of the Blue Mountains by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson. Stands by the highway about 2.5 km west of Katoomba. It also marks the start of the 42 kilometre Six Foot Track which leads to Jenolan Caves. Not much of a tree left, just a stump really, with a fancy gazebo cover.
General Grant Tree
   is found in   
United States
"The Nations Christmas Tree" of the U.S. -- Giant Sequoia
General Sherman Tree
   is found in   
United States
The worlds largest living thing -- Giant Sequoia
Gernikako Arbola
   is found in   
Spain
A tree representing the Basque people -- oak tree
Gingko Tree
   is found in   
Japan
Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine -- an archer standing behind this tree killed the the third Kamakura shogun.
Glastonbury Thorn
   is found in   
U.K.
Reported to have been planted by Joseph of Arimathea
Granit Oak
   is found in   
Bulgaria
Estimated to be 1650 years old -- one of the oldest trees in Europe
Great Banyan
   is found in   
India
At one time the largest tree in the world in terms of canopy.
Guilty Chinese Scholar Tree
   is found in   
China
The Emperor Chongzhen hung himself on this tree.
Hangmans Elm
   is found in   
United States
Oldest tree in Manhattan, New York.
Hyperion
   is found in   
United States
Coast Redwood -- Tallest known tree
Irminsul
   is found in   
Germany
Sacred tree of the Saxons -- destroyed by Charlemagne in 772.
Ivenack Oak
   is found in   
Germany
Probably the largest tree in wood volume in Europe
Kairaru
   is found in   
New Zealand
Kauri tree. Destroyed by fire in the 1880s, it was believed to be over 4000 years old at the time. When measured in 1860 it was 30.5m to the first branch with a girth of 20.1m.
Kiidk'yaas
   is found in   
Canada
Sitka Spruce -- sacred tree of the Haida -- felled in 1997
Kongeegen
   is found in   
Denmark
Oldest tree in Denmark -- oak tree.
Major Oak
   is found in   
U.K.
Sherwood forest -- most visited tree in England
Merlins Oak
   is found in   
U.K.
Carmathen, Wales.
Methuselah
   is found in   
United States
Great Basin Bristelcone Pine -- 4700 years old, candidate for oldert living organism
Pando
   is found in   
United States
Aspen tree colony -- oldest known clonal colony at 80,000 years and the heaviest -- Located in Utah.
Prometheus
   is found in   
United States
Great Basin Bristlecone Pine -- felled in l964 accidently -- was the oldest known living organism.
Queen Elizabeth Oak
   is found in   
U.K.
Tree under which Elizabeth I was told she would be queen.
Red Forest
   is found in   
Ukraine
Forest of pine trees that died from radiation exposure post Chernobyl accident.
Royal Oak
   is found in   
U.K.
The tree in where Charles II hid to escape the Roundheads -- located in Boscobel England -- original deceased and replaced by descendants.
Sad Night Tree
   is found in   
Mexico
Tree under which Cortes mourned his loss of Tenochtitlan
Standing Giant
   is found in   
Australia
Victoria. Located in Mount Worth State Park. A huge Mountain Ash seven metres in circumference and probably more than 300 years old.
Stelmuze Oak
   is found in   
Lithuania
Oldest tree in the baltic states
Stratosphere Giant
   is found in   
United States
Coast Redwood -- Second known tallest tree.
Tane Mahuta
   is found in   
New Zealand
Waipoua Forest in Northland NZ. Believed to be over 1250 years old. 52m high with a 14m girth. It is the largest kauri tree in New Zealand. The name means Lord of the Forest.
Te Matua Ngahere
   is found in   
New Zealand
Waipoua Forest in Northland NZ. Height 29.9m, girth 15.4m. Believed to be the oldest living kauri in New Zealand at over 2000 years old. The name means Father of the Forest.
Tree of Hippocrates
   is found in   
Greece
Located in Kos -- tree under which Hippocrates was supposed to have taught.
Tree of Knowledge
   is found in   
Australia
Queensland. Barcaldine. A 200-year-old ghost gum, regarded as the birthplace of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in 1891 by a group of protesting sheep shearers.
Wollemi Pine
   is found in   
Australia
New South Wales. Wollemi National Park, Blue Mountains. Discovered in 1994, the sole species in the genus Wollemia. Regarded as a living fossil. Propagated and released commercially in the USA, western Europe and Australia.
Wonderboom
   is found in   
South Africa
Sprawling fig tree of Pretoria


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