Trees have been around for about 370 million years, and as you can from these incredible pictures, there's a good reason why they've survived for so long. Whether they're growing in the middle of gale-force winds, on the tops of rocky platforms, inside concrete tunnels, or even growing out of each other, these beautiful trees know how to survive in places where no other life finds a way. Which explains why the planet is host to around 3 trillion adult trees that cover an estimated 30% of the earth's land. Considering that plants produce the vast majority of the oxygen that we breathe, we should all think ourselves very fortunate that these cool trees are as resilient as they are. We wouldn't even be here if they weren't.

Now scroll down and check our list filled with unbelievable photos - from old trees clutching to life to big trees growing in desolate places and tree roots finding their way through pavements, the beauty of our Mother Nature is truly stunning. (h/t: twistedsifter)

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This Palm Tree Fell Over And Curved Right Back Up

This Palm Tree Fell Over And Curved Right Back Up

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#3

The Only Tree That Survived The Tsunami In Japan Between 70,000 Trees. Today Protected And Restored

The Only Tree That Survived The Tsunami In Japan Between 70,000 Trees. Today Protected And Restored

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Super Cat
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great !It is awesome to see someone do something nice for mother nature every now and then !

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#4

This Tree Fell Over And Grew 4 More Trees Out Of Itself

This Tree Fell Over And Grew 4 More Trees Out Of Itself

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#5

Tree Of Life - Olympic National Park, Washington

Tree Of Life - Olympic National Park, Washington

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#6

A Tree's Root Spill Over The Sidewalk

A Tree's Root Spill Over The Sidewalk

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#8

I Found A Tree Growing Through Speed Limit Sign

I Found A Tree Growing Through Speed Limit Sign

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Hans
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Clever tree actually...ultimate protection. It will be fascinating to see if the growth will be so strong to burst the post...

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#9

This Tree Still Has Its Leaves Because Of The Light Shining On It

This Tree Still Has Its Leaves Because Of The Light Shining On It

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#10

This Tree That Refuses To Die

This Tree That Refuses To Die

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#11

Life Finds A Way

Life Finds A Way

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Michel M. Prins
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The colors make it looks like a painting from Salvador Dalí

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#12

Tree Roots Extend Across A Gap To The Mainland For Nutrients

Tree Roots Extend Across A Gap To The Mainland For Nutrients

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#14

Ta Promh Temple In Cambodia

Ta Promh Temple In Cambodia

CEphoto, Uwe Aranas Report

Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks like the temple from The Jungle Book, where monkey king lived.

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#16

My Grandpa Hung His Skates On A Small Tree When He Was Younger. He Forgot He Had Left Them There And Found Them Years Later

My Grandpa Hung His Skates On A Small Tree When He Was Younger. He Forgot He Had Left Them There And Found Them Years Later

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#17

A Tree Growing On Another Tree

A Tree Growing On Another Tree

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#18

This Tree Grew Out Of The Stump Of A Dead Tree And Then The Stump Rotted Away

This Tree Grew Out Of The Stump Of A Dead Tree And Then The Stump Rotted Away

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#19

A Tree Grows From Third Floor Window

A Tree Grows From Third Floor Window

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#21

This Wooden Chair My Parents Bought Started Sprouting Leaves

This Wooden Chair My Parents Bought Started Sprouting Leaves

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Krista Leary
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Plant it! Plant the whole chair! It'll produce may more chairs for generations to come :)

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#22

I Spent Ages Staring At This Tree Before Taking This Pic. I Hope You Find It As Fascinating As I Did

I Spent Ages Staring At This Tree Before Taking This Pic. I Hope You Find It As Fascinating As I Did

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Rhon
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It a gorgeous photo of a beautiful tree!!

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#23

This Floating Island That Grew At The End Of A Partially Sunken Tree

This Floating Island That Grew At The End Of A Partially Sunken Tree

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#24

This Tree Is Growing Out Of Another Tree

This Tree Is Growing Out Of Another Tree

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#25

One Tree On My Street Refused To Accept Winter

One Tree On My Street Refused To Accept Winter

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#26

My Sister's Tree Is Eating Her Fence

My Sister's Tree Is Eating Her Fence

Shwingdom Report

#28

Life,Uh... Finds A Way

Life,Uh... Finds A Way

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#29

Trees On A Tree

Trees On A Tree

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#30

This Tree Grew Around A Stone Sculpture Of A Face, Making It Appear As If There Is A Green Man Trapped Inside

This Tree Grew Around A Stone Sculpture Of A Face, Making It Appear As If There Is A Green Man Trapped Inside

Perfectony Report

#31

This Tree Is Tenacious

This Tree Is Tenacious

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#32

This Tree Growing Through A Fence

This Tree Growing Through A Fence

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#33

HK Forbes Street Kennedy Town Stone Wall Trees

HK Forbes Street Kennedy Town Stone Wall Trees

Forz Report

Intensive Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and now my phobia of falling things is here again :-| imagine that tree fall down on you while waiting for the bus

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#34

The Way This Palm Tree Fell And Continued To Grow

The Way This Palm Tree Fell And Continued To Grow

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#35

A Little Tree On The Sidewalk

A Little Tree On The Sidewalk

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#36

20+ Year Old Tree Growing Out The Top Of A Silo

20+ Year Old Tree Growing Out The Top Of A Silo

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#37

Trees Winning Against Concrete In Hong Kong

Trees Winning Against Concrete In Hong Kong

Romain Jacquet-Lagreze Report

#39

This Tree Grew Around A Fire Hydrant

This Tree Grew Around A Fire Hydrant

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Michel M. Prins
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

On the plusside, the neighbourhood is probably very fire safe, since they didn't have the need to use it at all

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#40

This Tree's Roots Grew Up Through The Gaps In The Paving Stones

This Tree's Roots Grew Up Through The Gaps In The Paving Stones

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#41

This Tree Is Completely Hollow, Yet Still Very Much Alive

This Tree Is Completely Hollow, Yet Still Very Much Alive

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#42

The Famed "Bicycle Eaten By A Tree" Tucked In The Woods Right Off The Vashon Highway On Vashon Island, Washington

The Famed "Bicycle Eaten By A Tree" Tucked In The Woods Right Off The Vashon Highway On Vashon Island, Washington

Ethan Welty Report

#43

There's A Little Tree Growing On This Telephone Pole

There's A Little Tree Growing On This Telephone Pole

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#45

Life Finds Its Way

Life Finds Its Way

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#46

Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Pietro Bevilacqua Report

Jennifer .S
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It kinda looks like two people sitting down. Maybe it's just me

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#47

This Tree Branch Spiraled Through The Chain Link Fence

This Tree Branch Spiraled Through The Chain Link Fence

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#49

This Tree Grew Inside This Brick Silo And Looks Like A Carrot

This Tree Grew Inside This Brick Silo And Looks Like A Carrot

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Wyndmere
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope that Bugs Bunny isn't big enough to eat that carrot.

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#50

Palm Tree Grew Through An Oak Tree

Palm Tree Grew Through An Oak Tree

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#51

Mildly Interesting Tree I Saw In Philadelphia

Mildly Interesting Tree I Saw In Philadelphia

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Patricie Sh.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The tree is protecting the fence they built to protect it? o.o

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#52

The Tree Fell, But The Branches Grew Into Trees

The Tree Fell, But The Branches Grew Into Trees

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Wyndmere
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The will to survive is strong in this one.

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#53

This Pine Tree

This Pine Tree

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#54

This Big Tree Ate Some Wall Bricks

This Big Tree Ate Some Wall Bricks

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#55

This Tree Fell Over And Grew 7 New Trees

This Tree Fell Over And Grew 7 New Trees

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#56

This Tree Is Barely Holding On After The Cliff Eroded Away

This Tree Is Barely Holding On After The Cliff Eroded Away

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Lazy Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Something tells me that even if the entire tree just fell off the edge, If would find a way to survive and keep growing even after

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#58

Trees Growing On An Abandoned Bridge

Trees Growing On An Abandoned Bridge

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#59

Life Always Finds A Way

Life Always Finds A Way