I’m from Oregon, one of the greenest states in the Union. We have trees everywhere! But in terms of fame, the trees in my state have nothing on these beauties…
I know what you’re thinking — what qualifies a tree as “famous”? This article seems to take the attitude that a tree is famous if it has some kind of historical or scientific significance. Like the cool round tree up top: That’s the Boab Prison Tree, rooted down in Western Australia. It was actually used as a stand-in prison cell, used to hold prisoners in the 1890s while they were traveling to another town for their sentencing. The trees down below are the Cedars of God, a group of trees in Lebanon that have been mentioned in the Bible dozens of times. That’s a pretty good way to get famous!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not about to go on a huge tree-visiting tour. That’s not my speed, traveling-wise. But I seriously think it’s cool to celebrate natural wonders of the world, even as we become more technological as a species. After all, a lot of these trees have been around for hundreds of years, and will probably stay for a while. So let’s enjoy them, and the other natural “stuff” that make the world interesting to live in.
Because come on, would the world really be as interesting without a Prison Tree??