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Words Louis Parks

The world is home to some stunning examples of natural beauty, so much so that the humble tree never seems to appear very high on the list. However, trees are often some of the finest examples of beauty to be found in nature. Here we look at ten of the most stunning trees, in no particular order.

NB: This article is dedicated to Mrs. Maia Maatalani Fayad, an assiduous reader of  “Beyond Magazine”  and a true lover of nature.

Japanese Maple The Japanese Maple grows in East Asia and Russia and has an average height of between six and ten meters. The tree loses its leaves ian winter and can be grown around the world in temperate zones.
Japanese Maple
The Japanese Maple grows in East Asia and Russia and has an average height of between six and ten meters. The tree loses its leaves ian winter and can be grown around the world in temperate zones.

 

Rainbow Eucalyptus This stunning tree grows in New Britain, New Guinea, Seram Sulawesi, and Mindanao. The colored trunk is caused by peeling of the bark, which reveals a bright green layer beneath.
Rainbow Eucalyptus
This stunning tree grows in New Britain, New Guinea, Seram Sulawesi, and Mindanao.
The colored trunk is caused by peeling of the bark, which reveals a bright green layer beneath.

 

Twisted-Trees

 

 

Twisted Trees When exposed to the wind over long periods of time, trees often bend, naturally forming new, interesting shapes.
Twisted Trees
When exposed to the wind over long periods of time,
trees often bend, naturally forming new, interesting shapes.

 

Rhododendron The rhododendron can grow in almost any climate and can reach a height of up to 30 meters. The leaves are usually covered with small hairs or scales.
Rhododendron
The rhododendron can grow in almost any climate and can reach a height of up to 30 meters. The leaves are usually covered with small hairs or scales.

 

Wisteria Wisteria is a family of flowering plants that includes trees, shrubs, and several climbing varieties. It grows naturally in the eastern United States and in East Asia.
Wisteria
Wisteria is a family of flowering plants that includes trees, shrubs, and several climbing varieties. It grows naturally in the eastern United States and in East Asia.

 

Dragon’s Blood Tree The Dragon's Blood tree grows on the Canary Islands and is the natural symbol of Tenerife. The oldest living Dragon's Blood tree is estimated to be around 365 years old.
                                                                                 Dragon’s Blood Tree
The Dragon’s Blood tree grows on the Canary Islands and is the natural symbol of Tenerife. The oldest living Dragon’s Blood tree is estimated to be around 365 years old.

 

 

 Southern Beech The Southern Beech grows in the Southern Hemisphere and is the descendent of ancient tree species. It grows in temperate zones.
Southern Beech
The Southern Beech grows in the Southern Hemisphere and is
the descendent of ancient tree species. It grows in temperate zones.

 

Southern Beech The Southern Beech grows in the Southern Hemisphere and is the descendent of ancient tree species. It grows in temperate zones.
Southern Beech
The Southern Beech grows in the Southern Hemisphere and is
the descendent of ancient tree species. It grows in temperate zones.

 

Blooming Cherry Trees The blossoms of cherry trees have inspired art the world over and are particularly famous for the frequency with which they appear in Japanese artworks.
Blooming Cherry Trees
The blossoms of cherry trees have inspired art the world over and are particularly
famous for the frequency with which they appear in Japanese artworks.

 

 

Giant Sequoia The Giant Sequoia is a species of redwood that grows in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. These trees are the world's largest single living thing and can grow up to 85 meters in height.
Giant Sequoia
The Giant Sequoia is a species of redwood that grows
in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.
These trees are the world’s largest single living thing
and can grow up to 85 meters in height.

 

 

 

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