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Five Weirdest Trees

Monday, 04 Oct 2010 11:41 AM

When we think of trees, we generally think of common trees like the pine tree, maple tree, oak tree, or fruit trees. But there are some unusual trees as well.

How can a tree be weird? Read on to find out. There are several trees that decorate our landscape and contribute to the environment, though they look weird. Here is a list of the five weirdest trees:
 
1) Pirangi Cashew Tree of Brazil: The Pirangi cashew tree is found in Brazil. This tree is so enormous that it covers an area of 8,500 square meters. Amazing, isn’t it? If the tree is so large, what about the fruit that it bears? The Pirangi cashew tree bears approximately 8,000 cashew fruits per year. One of the weirdest fruit trees, indeed!

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Chapel Oak of Allouville: Chapel Oak of Allouville, located in France, is one of the most unusual trees today. Oak is the most common garden tree. However, what makes this tree weird is the fact that a chapel has been built inside it. The chapel was built in 1669 by L’Abbe du Detroit and L'Abbe du Cerceau. During its early days, the Chapel Oak had a magnificent crown; however, it has since dissappeared as the tree aged.

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The Dragon Tree of the Canary Islands: This tree is said to be more than 1,000 years old. The legendary story goes that when Hercules slew the hundred-headed dragon to get the golden apples, its blood splayed on the land and there emerged the Dragon Tree. Interestingly, the Dragon Tree oozes red sap. According to the myth, it is the dragon Landon’s blood.

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Circus Trees of California: Axel Erlandson, a tree sculptor, has produced some amazing-looking trees by various methods such as grafting and pruning. He affectionately called his sculpted trees "Circus trees," but refused to discuss how he managed to do it. The Ladder Tree, Basket Tree, and the Two-legged Tree are some of his popular creations.

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Baobab Trees of Madagascar: The Baobab Tree, Madagascar’s national tree, grows up to 100 feet tall and 35 feet wide. With such a wide trunk, it can store 120,000 liters of water, which it utilizes during the dry days. This tree is also known as the monkey bread tree. For a major part of the year, this trees remains leafless.

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When we think of trees, we generally think of common trees like the pine tree, maple tree, oak tree, or fruit trees. But there are some unusual trees as well. How can a tree be weird? Read on to find out. There are several trees that decorate our landscape and contribute...
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