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5 of the most wonderful trees in the world

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Dragonblood Trees

5 of the most wonderful trees in the world
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Native to the Socotra archipelago part of Yemen located in the Arabian Sea the dragonblood tree earned its fearsome name due to its crimson red sap, which is used as a dye and was used as a violin varnish It is so called due to the red sap that the trees produce

Silk Floss Tree

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The silk floss tree is a species of deciduous tree native to the tropical and subtropical forests of South America It has a host of local common names such as palo borracho. It belongs to the same family as the baobab and the kapok Another tree of the Ceiba genus C chodatii often receives the same common names The beautiful Silk Floss tree (Ceiba speciosa) is one of the many members of the mallow family Endemic to tropical and subtropical forests of South America (Brazil Paraguay Argentina etc) this tree sometimes reaches more than 81 feet in height Its trunk and branches are studded with sharp conical prickles (giant spines) which help it to conserve water for subsequent dry periods

Eucalyptus Deglupta

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Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree commonly known as the rainbow eucalyptus Mindanao gum or rainbow gum It is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere Its natural distribution spans New Britain New Guinea Ceram Sulawesi and Mindanao The unique multi hued bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times showing a bright green inner bark This then darkens and matures to give blue purple orange and then maroon tones.In the present day this tree is grown widely around the world in tree plantations, mainly for pulpwood used in making paper It is the dominant species used for pulpwood plantations in the Philippines

Methuselah Tree

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Methuselah is a Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) tree growing high in the White Mountains of Inyo County in eastern California Its age of around 4844 – 4845 years makes it the world’s oldest known living non-clonal organism The ancient tree is named after Methuselah a Biblical figure having the longest mentioned lifespan in the Bible of 969 years

Teapot Baobab

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There are eight species of Adansonia in the world The typical name for them is a baobab. When in Madagascar you can meet differently shaped and different sized baobabs in one place You can meet the Teapot tree in Ifaty Southwestern Madagascar especially The tree is estimated to be about 1000 years old The Baobab can store more than 31000 US gallons of water (120000 liters) to endure the severe drought conditions

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