There are many reasons to love trees: they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen that we breathe, create a pleasant cool shade on a hot day, are home to animals. And another reason is that some of them look amazing.
Although not all of the following plants are trees (wisteria is a kind of flowering plants in the pea family, rhododendron is a bush and baobab tree belongs to the family of cereals).
A 125-year-old rhododendron, Canada
144-year-old wisteria, Japan
Trees bent by wind, New Zealand
Japanese maple, Oregon
Moss-covered southern beech, Oregon
Cherry in bloom, Germany
Angelic Oak, South Carolina
Royal Delonix, Brazil
Dragon Tree, Yemen
Maple tunnel, Oregon
Jacaranda, South Africa© Elizabeth Kendall
Oak Alley, South Carolina© Lee Sosby
Dark Hedges Beech Alley, Northern Ireland© Stephen Emerson
The world’s third-largest sequoia, California