Notable Trees

Individual trees or set of trees that are particularly remarkable for their size, age or history. This excludes entire forests that do not have at least one or a few trees that stand out.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Ambohimanga "The royal trees are species of Ficus and Draceana sp., specifically reserved to royal cities, apparently since 1540." (AB ev)
Angkor Ta Prohm
Anuradhapura the sacred bodhi tree
Białowieża Forest Several named oaks
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Sycamore Gap Tree (felled)
Fujisan 1000 years old cypress of Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sangen Jinja
Greater Blue Mountains Wollemia nobilis
Hildesheim Cathedral and Church The rose that climbs on the wall of the cathedral's apse is believed to be the oldest living rose in the world (AB ev)
Huangshan Huangshan pine
Joggins Fossil Cliffs The seams preserve, mostly as casts, the upright fossilized trunks of trees up to 7.6m high, which grew in a poorly drained disturbance-prone deltaic plain. There they were preserved by burial 3-4 m deep in flood-deposited alluvial sands and mud (UNEP-WCMC)
Laponian Area Muddus NP: Sweden's oldest known pine tree is also located here. It has been estimated to be at least 710 years, as it was found to have withstood a forest fire in 1413. (wiki)
Los Alerces National Park including Argentina’s oldest known tree (2,600 yrs) (AB ev)
Mahabodhi Temple Complex the sacred bodhi tree of Lord Buddha
Mapungubwe Giant Baobabs
Mount Etna The Hundred Horse Chestnut (Castagno dei Cento Cavalli) is the largest and oldest known chestnut tree in the world. It is located on Linguaglossa road in Sant'Alfio, on the eastern slope of Mount Etna (wiki)
Namhansanseong "A zelkova in front of Pavilion for Command and Military Training is assumed to be 510 years old, and it is designated as a Protected Tree of Gwangju City, No 14. It is 24m in height and 8.9m in circumference." - Nomination File
Ohrid Region The small cobblestone square near the market is dominated by a large plane tree (Platanus Orientalis), one of Ohrid's best loved landmarks. The tree is 800-900 years old. Its trunk is approximately 20m wide. It has become hollow and in the past has been home to a small barber's shop and a small café.
Olympic National Park “ It contains one of the world’s largest stands of virgin temperate rainforest, and includes many of the largest coniferous tree species on earth." Criteria (vii) for Inscription "The Olympic rainforest, which reaches its maximum development within the site is, sitka spruce, Douglas fir, western red cedar, and others reach a living standing biomass here which may be the highest of anywhere in the world. " Advisory body Evaluation Official NPS park map includes locations for 3 Big Sitka Spruce Trees, 1 Big Cedar Tree, and 1 Big Douglass-fir Tree.
Padua’s fourteenth-century fresco cycles The Cloister of the Chapter of the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua is also called the Magnolia Cloister because in the centre of the garden, there is a rare and majestic specimen of magnolia grandiflora, one of the 88 monumental trees officially registered in Veneto as of 2017.
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro Ahuehuete del Buen Retiro
Pirin National Park Baikushev's pine: "With an approximate age of about 1,300 years,[1] Baikushev's pine is one of the oldest trees in the world"
Qadisha Valley Cedrus lebani
Redwood Coastal Redwood, the tallest and one of the most massive tree species on Earth
Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Rubber, Tembusu Tree
Socotra Archipelago dragon's blood tree
Sub-Antarctic Islands World's Loneliest Tree (on Campbell Island)
Tassili n'Ajjer The Tassili Cypress only exists on the Tassili and is one of the oldest trees in the world after the Barbed Pine in the USA.
Temple of Heaven Nine Dragons Tree
Victoria Falls Big Tree at Victoria Falls: "Unusually for a baobab it has both an impressive girth and is very tall. It measures 22.40 metres in girth (2004) and is 24 metres tall (1985)."
Yakushima Endemic Japanese cedar, Jomon Sugi
Yosemite National Park Sequoia Groves, Mariposa Grove : Grizzly Giant, Wawona Tree


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