A Guide to Some of the World’s Most Unusual Trees

Baobab trees in Madagascar. Photo by Theme Inn on Unsplash

Flora tourism is a growing market in the travel industry. More and more people are traveling far and wide to discover strange new plant species and experience the wonders of nature’s glorious products. Here are some unusually aesthetic trees from around the world that its well worth adding to your collection.


These strange “upside-down” trees can be found mainly in Africa and Australia. Their wide trunks and short little branches make them look as though they are upside down, their roots in the air.

The Silk Floss Tree

Native to South America, these unusual trees have big bellies like trunks adorned with silk-filled spikes and great blooming pink flowers.

California Redwoods

These great giants can grow to a height of over 300 feet and a width of 20 feet. Their colossal red trunks reaching up to the sky really is a sight to behold.

The Tule Tree

Known as the widest tree on the planet, this sprawling Montezuma Cypress is believed to be between 2000-3000 years old. Over time, the ancient tree has twisted itself into strange patterns and shapes, many of which are named after animals such as the elephant and the jaguar.