Almost all land creatures, including us humans, have largely benefited from trees. They provide us oxygen, shade and food. They absorb carbon, cleaning the air in the process. They also help in stabilizing the soil and in cutting down soil erosion. The trees and the forests provide a habitat for several species of animals as well as plants.
For us humans, trees are of significant economic, industrial, environmental and even spiritual importance. But with over 100,000 existing species in the world, trees are so common that sometimes we take them for granted.
However, there are a few trees that stand out because of their strange (but nevertheless fascinating) appearance and their remarkable survival abilities. Here we list some of them: