Sunday, June 21, 2009

Most magnificent trees in the world

Photos from Cambodia's large Banyan tree roots at Ta Prohm temple is ranked number three. Number four is the awesome Tule Tree in Mexico. The Tule tree
"has the largest trunk girth at 190 feet (58 m) and trunk diameter at 37 feet (11.3 m). For a while, detractors argued that it was actually three trees masquerading as one - however, careful DNA analysis confirmed that it is indeed one magnificent tree. And number one is the Baobab or monkey bread tree, which can grow up to nearly 100 feet (30 m) tall and 35 feet (11 m) wide. Their defining characteristic: their swollen trunk are actually water storage - the baobab tree can store as much as 31,700 gallon (120,000 l) of water to endure harsh drought conditions."

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