March’s National Geographic Magazine had an amazing article on trees. Special, one-of-a-kind trees, each with a unique story to tell. They include the largest, the oldest, the most history-rich trees on the planet. Here are some of the best of the bunch.
Bristlecone Pines – Enyo National Forest, California. The oldest tree on earth, Methuselah, has over 4,789 rings, and it’s location is a guarded secret.
Montezuma Cypress, Santa María Del Tule, Mexico. A giant cypress 119 feet in circumference, this huge tree has a huge following in Mexico, an entire highway was re-routed to protect it.
Newton’s Apple Tree, Lincolnshire England. The same apple tree that Sir Isaac Newton studied under to write about the laws of gravity.
Quaking Aspen, Fishlake National Forest, Utah. The largest living organism on earth, this entire 106 acres, and 47,000 aspen trees are all clones, connected underground by a gigantic root system.