Scientists still are unable to solve the riddles of these trees.
There just are no miracles in the wildlife that surrounds us! Today we will tell about the most unusual trees in the world, far more fantastic than the most fantastic stories. So, see, read and be surprised.
Australian bottle tree
These trees (their second title Brachychiton rock) grow in the East of the Australian continent. The trunk of the tree indeed resembles the shape of a pot-bellied bottle. In the plant reaches a height of 15 meters and may have a three-meter diameter.
Australia is one of the driest places on our planet and its fauna have adapted to life in harsh conditions. For example, brachychiton accumulate inside moisture, and that’s why their trunks like thick bottle, and the branches grow very high.
The locals use all parts of the bottle tree, from its roots to seeds: dark green succulent leaves are fed to cattle, and the roots and seeds of young plants are eaten. In addition, trees give people a very sweet and delicious juice, which accumulate in special cavities of the upper part of the trunks.
In the dry conditions of the Australian climate is the most important part of brachychiton is the trunk – live the drive of drinking water. It skillfully extracted from bottle trees to local residents.
Huge Sequoia Wawona Tree in USA
Wawona tree is a giant Sequoia growing in the us Yosemite national Park and collapsed to the ground in 1969. under the weight of snow on their branches. The age of this giant came, according to scientists, to 2100 years. Sequoia had just the same incredible size: its height was 71.3 m, and the diameter of the base of the tree is 7.9 m.
Travel in the tree did in 1881. – in the place where once hit by lightning. The tunnel quickly turned into a tourist attraction. With the development of transport became particularly popular pictures of people passing through the wood on the machines. Striking the tunnel was 2.1 m in width, 2.7 m in height and 7.9 m in length!
After the fall of the sequoias sparked controversy about what to do with it next. In the end, it was decided to leave Wawona at the same place: a massive tree trunk can create their own, albeit small, ecosystem for many plants as well as insects and small animals.
Interestingly, Wawona Tree still attracts tourists next to her on a plate with the inscription “Fallen tree tunnel”.
Cambodian tetrameles goloveckyi
These picturesque trees, reminiscent of the centuries-old oaks or redwoods, grow in the temple of Ta Prohm in Cambodia, giving the impression that people don’t end up recaptured the temple from the jungle. Merging with towers and walls, they seemed to flow around the building, hugging its roots and branches. It seems that stone and wood are mutually penetrate, flow into each other and become one…
Hyperion in America
A name given to the highest (as of 2015). a living tree on Earth. Hyperion is Sequoia sempervirens, grows in California national Park Redwood. The height of the tree is 115,61 m (again in 2015), a volume of approximately 530 cubic meters, 700-800 years.
Every year Hyperion grows up to 2.5 centimeters. In comparison with other very large trees, the figure is not too high. This fact scientists explain the fact that the upper part of the trunk was damaged by woodpeckers, making the growth of Hyperion has slowed.
As a rule, very tall trees grow in the Central part of the valley, where the water contains in the greatest number (for example, first the mass and volume of the planet tree Sequoia General Sherman). Hyperion, in contrast, is growing on a slope, and that causes even more respect for this evergreen giant.
Crooked forest in Poland
Near the Polish town of Gryfino is highly unusual Curve of the forest, which was planted in 1930. The uniqueness of this forest is that about 400 of his trees have a 90-degree bending of the stems at the base. In addition, all curves of the pine trees bent towards the North and not grow to standard height. Despite the many versions about the reasons of such a phenomenon, scientists today can not definitely interpret the nature of the unique phenomenon…
The baobab, or Adansonia palmate, is the longest-lived tree on Earth, so it is also called the tree of life. In fact, plant “age” which is from 5 to 10 millennia, certainly knows the secret of longevity!
There are the baobab tree and other names, one of them – “the inverted tree”. Indeed, dropping leaves in the dry season, it looks as if some giant stuck a tree in the land of the crown, and its roots were at the top.
The baobab tree edible fruit, shaped like a small melon. It is a favorite food of monkeys, so the title of the baobab tree – the “monkey bread tree”.
Africans are widely used by all parts of this giant, including from the pulp of its fruit is delicious boiled, like a lemonade drink, and why the baobab is called, among other things, the “lemonade tree”.
Have Adansonii one amazing feature: over time it is hollow inside. The locals know this and use the trees very original way. For example, the largest on the planet, the baobab grows in Africa, on the farm Sunland. In 1933. the owner of the farm gave the tree trunk a small café, able to accommodate two dozen people. End of visitors there is still.