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, trees know how to survive in places that few living organisms can, 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 trees are as resilient as they are. We wouldn't even be here if they weren't. Thanks guys! (h/t: twistedsifter)

#2 This Palm Tree Fell Over And Curved Right Back Up

This Palm Tree Fell Over And Curved Right Back Up

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Isabel Tamayo 3 months ago

"You can never bring me down!" Said the tree.

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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 3 months ago

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

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#5 Tree Of Life - Olympic National Park, Washington

Tree Of Life - Olympic National Park, Washington

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jasmine chilton 3 months ago

Me trying to do the splits.... not a pretty sight :/

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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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Isabel Tamayo 3 months ago

It's amazing but kinda creepy.. It's crawling.

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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 3 months ago

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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