It is no question that nature often inspires some of the best design (see Nature and Design). There are countless incredible trees in this world, each amazing to look at in its own right – especially those that are particularly unique or strange. Take a look at our collection of the 10 Weirdest Trees on Earth.
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. – D. Elton Trueblood
El Arbol de La Sabina (above)
Dragon Tree, Canary Islands (above)
Chapel Tree, one of the most famous trees in France (above).
Baobab Trees (above)
A toilet built inside a Baobab tree in the Kayila Lodge, Zambia.
Tree of Life in Bahrain. Mesquite trees are well adapted to arid environments with one of the deepest known root systems. (above).
Silk Cotton Tree in Cambodia.
The two trees above are sculpted trees by Axel Erlandson. Sculpting trees is also known as Arborsculpture. Visitors come from all over the world to see his horticulture attraction in Santa Cruz, California.
El Árbol del Tule (Spanish for The Tree of Tule). It is a Montezuma Cypress tree. It is reported to have the stoutest trunk of any tree in the world.
The Chandelier Tree is a 315 foot tall coast redwood tree in Leggett, California with a 6 foot wide by 6 foot 9 inch high hole cut through its base to allow cars to drive through.