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10 World Famous Trees

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10 World Famous Trees

By Stephen Messenger, Tree Hugger

They may have never starred in a Hollywood blockbuster or released a multi-platinum record, and they may be a bit quiet and rigid on camera — but that hasn’t stopped the world’s most famous trees from gaining celebrity status. These trees have led some long and fascinating lives — intermingling with notable figures throughout history and inspiring people for ages.

The Lone Cypress
The Lone Cypress in Pebble Beach, perfectly positioned against its scenic backdrop, has become symbolic of the rugged northern California coast.Thought to be around 250 years old, the cypress actually predates much of the settlement in the region, though this fact hasn’t stopped folks from trying to profit it. In 1990, the Pebble Beach Company, owner of the famed golf club which uses the Lone Cypress as its logo, claimed to have trademarked the tree’s image — despite the fact that it has long been a favorite subject of photographers like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. Bitter legal battles over custody, it seems, aren’t limited to child stars.

Photo: kevinrushforth

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5:41PM PDT on Aug 10, 2013

Nice post thank you

10:01AM PDT on May 19, 2013

wow, cool =)
New Zealand has some famous trees too, and beautiful ones!

9:47AM PDT on May 19, 2013

Great article with amazing trees,thanks for sharing

10:10AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

Feel fre to check out my photo album "The Importance of Trees!"
http://www.care2.com/c2c/photos/view/49/140535861/Trees_/

3:59AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Piękne drzewa, my też możemy się pochwalić naszym 1000-letnim dębem Bartkiem.

3:24AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

Amazing.

2:52AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

Wow how interesting! What beautiful trees! It restores my faith in humanity to behold these these trees regarded with wonder and affection! As for the 'Tree that owns Itself' that is a wonderful story, makes it seem so wrong that all trees are not considered to be that special :)

11:19PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

I would have liked to have seen the Moon Tree but was passed to another link.

5:25AM PST on Mar 10, 2012

Amazing article :) thanks for making my day.

9:11PM PST on Mar 9, 2012

These Trees! What wonders ..such Peace and love they give us ....

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