Gallery of World Historical Trees
With the help of multi-media, pictures, paintings, animation, objects etc this section will display religious, historical and famous trees from across the world accompanied by factual information about each tree. The GALLERY OF WORLD HISTORICAL TREES will showcase the fascinating world of

Living Historical Trees of Asia, Europe, North America, Oceana etc

Dead Historical Trees of Asia, Europe, North America, Oceana etc
Living Historical Trees

The following is an indicative list of Living Historical Trees, which will be exhibited in the INDOOR GALLERY.
The Cedars of Lebanon are mentioned in the Bible over 70 times and used as symbols of the Messiah. The Sri Maha Bodhi tree, a Sacred Fig propagated from the Sri Maha Bodhi tree, which in turn is propagated from the original Bodhi tree planted in 288 BC at this location in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. The 1000 year-old Ginkgo tree at Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine.
North America
The Circus Trees, is a group of trees shaped into artistic forms by Axel Erlandson in California. The Tree Circus opened in 1947. To create the "Basket Tree", Erlandson planted six sycamore trees in a circle, topped them all at one foot, then approach-grafted them together one to another to form the diamond patterns. El Arbol del Tule, the stoutest tree in the world, a Moctezuma Cypress in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2005, its trunk had a circumference of 36.2 m. The age is estimated between 1,200 and 3,000 years.
Caesarsboom (Caesar's Tree) is a taxus baccata tree in the town of Lo, Belgium which is famous for the legend that the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar attached his horse when conquering the region. Fortingall Yew, an ancient yew (Taxus baccata) in Perthshire, Scotland; probably the oldest tree in Europe. Estimated age between 2000 and 5000 years.
Dead Historical Trees
The Bodhi tree, a Sacred Fig tree under which Buddha is supposed to have been enlightened, at Bodh Gaya, India. The current tree at the site is a later replacement. The Guilty Chinese Scholartree (Chinese: pinyin), a specimen of Pagoda Tree (Styphnolobium japonicum) located in Beijing’s Jingshan park, is a national landmark on which the last Ming Chongzhen Emperor hanged himself.
North America & Europe
Prometheus was the nickname given to the then oldest non-clonal organism ever discovered, a Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) tree at least 5,000 years old which grew at the tree line near Wheeler Peak in eastern Nevada, USA. The tree was cut down in 1964 by a graduate student for research purposes. The Red Forest refers to the trees growing in the 10 km˛ surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and is one of several of the Chernobyl disaster effects. The name 'Red Forest' comes from the ginger brown colour of the pine trees after they died following the absorption of high levels of radiation from the Chernobyl disaster on April 26, 1986. This area received the highest doses of radiation from the Chernobyl accident. The trees died from this radiation.

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- Amitabh Bachchan

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- Nek Chand
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