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)

#1

A Place Of Enchantment

A Place Of Enchantment

Ireena Nieuwenhuis-Worthy Report

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful! :O

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#2

This Palm Tree Fell Over And Curved Right Back Up

This Palm Tree Fell Over And Curved Right Back Up

d416 Report

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful!!

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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

Cyrille111 Report

Super Cat
Community Member
3 years ago

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

expatriate77 Report

Jennifer .S
Community Member
3 years ago

That's impressive

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#5

Tree Of Life - Olympic National Park, Washington

Tree Of Life - Olympic National Park, Washington

ticktock44 Report

NIMDA
Community Member
3 years ago

HECK YEAH! New secret hideout!

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#6

A Tree's Root Spill Over The Sidewalk

A Tree's Root Spill Over The Sidewalk

worldbeyondyourown Report

didi
Community Member
3 years ago

What an amazing pattern!!

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#7

Nature FTW

Nature FTW

Paul Speight Report

Mary Kate Craig
Community Member
3 years ago

Paper beats rock

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#8

I Found A Tree Growing Through Speed Limit Sign

I Found A Tree Growing Through Speed Limit Sign

Swingguitars Report

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

Strong and determined!!

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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

FlyinAjar Report

jasmine chilton
Community Member
3 years ago

SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A.... a.... a.... TREE!!!

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#10

This Tree That Refuses To Die

This Tree That Refuses To Die

P27JB9 Report

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

Go little tree! You can do it!!

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#11

Life Finds A Way

Life Finds A Way

Paul Chesley Report

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

One very special tree!!

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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

Proteon Report

Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

Imagine how long the roots are...

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#13

Striving

Striving

Tom Fallon Report

jasmine chilton
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty!

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#14

Ta Promh Temple In Cambodia

Ta Promh Temple In Cambodia

CEphoto, Uwe Aranas Report

Hanna Manalo
Community Member
3 years ago

nyeeeeemmmmm

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#15

Life Finds A Way

Life Finds A Way

sehrozsehroz Report

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

Cute tree! I wonder what it is??

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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

Dspot16 Report

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow!!

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#17

A Tree Growing On Another Tree

A Tree Growing On Another Tree

Gudjon262 Report

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
3 years ago

Lovely!

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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

DanbroMongoose Report

NIMDA
Community Member
3 years ago

Flying tree 0-o

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#19

A Tree Grows From Third Floor Window

A Tree Grows From Third Floor Window

Willa_Catheter_work Report

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

And a beautiful tree tooot!

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#20

Life Finds A Way

Life Finds A Way

Phill Monson Report

Ariane Paninski
Community Member
3 years ago

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looks fake

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#21

This Wooden Chair My Parents Bought Started Sprouting Leaves

This Wooden Chair My Parents Bought Started Sprouting Leaves

MC_Labs15 Report

jasmine chilton
Community Member
3 years ago

Freshly cut!

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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

theCulk Report

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

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

aviationdrone Report

panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Like a big spoon

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#24

This Tree Is Growing Out Of Another Tree

This Tree Is Growing Out Of Another Tree

Monsterclip Report

NIMDA
Community Member
3 years ago

Treeception

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#25

One Tree On My Street Refused To Accept Winter

One Tree On My Street Refused To Accept Winter

The_MrShine Report

jasmine chilton
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey winter! YOU WON'T TAKE ME ALIVE!!!

Melinda
Community Member
3 years ago

Winter is coming ... Pfft ... I spit in your face!

N G
Community Member
3 years ago

Every other tree watches Game of thrones

Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

He's a monk tree. Cut from the present into some unknown domain.

Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

"Winter has come? And so?"

Gillian Black
Community Member
3 years ago

one stubborn tree

Kelela
Community Member
3 years ago

The little tree that would never give up.

Cerys Dunbar
Community Member
3 years ago

that one friend that doesnt "DO" winter

Manuela Simon
Community Member
3 years ago

"Hey winter, you are too early, we still have October, so it is fall / autumn season!"

गैरी हृदय
Community Member
3 years ago

This tree is a fan of Wim Hof...

Carol Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

Kiss my chlorophyll!

Linda Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Now rats one tuff tree, maybe it's roots are insulated, lol

FullSpectrum Survivalist
Community Member
3 years ago

Someone probably fertilized their yard in July or August, tree won't shut down soon enough.

ARDYEY
Community Member
3 years ago

AMAZING!! :)

Roisin Carey
Community Member
3 years ago

Stubborn little tree

Judith Downey
Community Member
3 years ago

A tree with a mind of it's own!

Teresa Roste
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol screw your winter Im thinking of sunshine and warm things!!

pajd
Community Member
3 years ago

Too cold.......brr....

Lành Trần
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm special one :)). Said the tree

Debbie Detmer
Community Member
3 years ago

He's just not ready for winter

Katie Fowler
Community Member
3 years ago

Such pretty colors!

Amber Ice
Community Member
3 years ago

This makes me think of a children's story my grandma wrote when we were young

Julie Jacobsen
Community Member
3 years ago

Polar opposite. Ha ha

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#26

My Sister's Tree Is Eating Her Fence

My Sister's Tree Is Eating Her Fence

Shwingdom Report

MyBunniesAndMe
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the eyes!

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#27

The Old Piano Tree

The Old Piano Tree

crackoala Report

Paulette Guillory-Gardner
Community Member
3 years ago

That piano still plays the tune of life!

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#28

Life,Uh... Finds A Way

Life,Uh... Finds A Way

Tokyomaneater69 Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Tree: "Help me, I'm stuck!"

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#29

Trees On A Tree

Trees On A Tree

SurrenderDorothy Report

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

What a great 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

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice!

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#31

This Tree Is Tenacious

This Tree Is Tenacious

CJ105 Report

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

Hang in there!!

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#32

This Tree Growing Through A Fence

This Tree Growing Through A Fence

andygleason Report

jasmine chilton
Community Member
3 years ago

When they say 'NO TRESPASSING!'

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#33

HK Forbes Street Kennedy Town Stone Wall Trees

HK Forbes Street Kennedy Town Stone Wall Trees

Forz Report

jasmine chilton
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like they are friends that enjoy hanging out

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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

Mysteryck_386 Report

Lisa Shundrina
Community Member
3 years ago

Treesnake

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#35

A Little Tree On The Sidewalk

A Little Tree On The Sidewalk

accexd Report

Nash Nopper
Community Member
3 years ago

awww <3

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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

DriftN2Forty Report

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful

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#37

Trees Winning Against Concrete In Hong Kong

Trees Winning Against Concrete In Hong Kong

Romain Jacquet-Lagreze Report

Jennifer .S
Community Member
3 years ago

Natural VS Man-made

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#38

The Way This Tree Ate This Bench

The Way This Tree Ate This Bench

burghquay Report

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

I love this!!

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#39

This Tree Grew Around A Fire Hydrant

This Tree Grew Around A Fire Hydrant

schweke Report

jasmine chilton
Community Member
3 years ago

I shall never die of thirst!!

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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

poltyy Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Square root?

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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

qbande Report

Robin Linde Scheutz
Community Member
3 years ago

Beatiful!

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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

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
3 years ago

Cool!

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#43

There's A Little Tree Growing On This Telephone Pole

There's A Little Tree Growing On This Telephone Pole

northshore12 Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

go little fella!

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#44

This Tree Refuses To Die

This Tree Refuses To Die

ljdriley Report

Kookie Clown4ever
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful

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#45

Life Finds Its Way

Life Finds Its Way

Fabian H Report

Krista Leary
Community Member
3 years ago

Dammit Bob, left!! I said go LEFT!

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#46

Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Pietro Bevilacqua Report

Jennifer .S
Community Member
3 years ago

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

alikat42 Report

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful

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#48

Tree Growing Under Paint

Tree Growing Under Paint

Dont_even_like_red Report

Intensive Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

incognito growing

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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

bossyhosen Report

Paige Crane
Community Member
3 years ago

Big butt carrot

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#50

Palm Tree Grew Through An Oak Tree

Palm Tree Grew Through An Oak Tree

HoldenSolo Report

Miriam L
Community Member
3 years ago

Mygosh, how?

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#51

Mildly Interesting Tree I Saw In Philadelphia

Mildly Interesting Tree I Saw In Philadelphia

jlitch Report

Patricie Sh.
Community Member
3 years ago

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

leaderwho Report

Julie Jacobsen
Community Member
3 years ago

Determined

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#53

This Pine Tree

This Pine Tree

millertime515 Report

Sarah Collas
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like it walked to the beach

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#54

This Big Tree Ate Some Wall Bricks

This Big Tree Ate Some Wall Bricks

zaphodias Report

jasmine chilton
Community Member
3 years ago

num num num

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#55

This Tree Fell Over And Grew 7 New Trees

This Tree Fell Over And Grew 7 New Trees

Cannot16 Report

Skure
Community Member
3 years ago

Like Medusa, but it keeps us alive.

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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

lesonj Report

Lazy Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

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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#57

Life Finds A Way

Life Finds A Way

Christian Braun Report

Julie Jacobsen
Community Member
3 years ago

Butt crack of life

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#58

Trees Growing On An Abandoned Bridge

Trees Growing On An Abandoned Bridge

jbird221 Report

Julie Jacobsen
Community Member
3 years ago

Peaceful

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#59

Life Always Finds A Way

Life Always Finds A Way

hicho Report

Julie Jacobsen
Community Member
3 years ago

Life after death

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#60

This Tree Grew Inside This Brick's Hole

This Tree Grew Inside This Brick's Hole

awesomeroy Report

jasmine chilton
Community Member
3 years ago

looks fat xD

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#61

A Tree Is Growing On The Side Of This Building

A Tree Is Growing On The Side Of This Building

DrMrPig1i7 Report

jasmine chilton
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought it was climbing the building

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#62

A Tree Growing On Another Tree

A Tree Growing On Another Tree

SuperCub Report

Adriana E. Henricy
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like it has hands and its trying to scare you away.

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#63

This Tree Fell Over But Continued To Grow

This Tree Fell Over But Continued To Grow

Absoll-utely Report

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

Hovering off the ground! This tree be like "F*** you, physics! Im'a do my thing!"

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#64

This Tree Grew Through A Rock

This Tree Grew Through A Rock

dazedwit Report

Judh Palcon Domo
Community Member
3 years ago

I am mightier than these stones!

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#65

"Life, Uh, Finds A Way."

"Life, Uh, Finds A Way."

sparafucile Report

Julie Jacobsen
Community Member
3 years ago

Forest 7 building 1

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#66

This Tree

This Tree

dori1990 Report

Julie Jacobsen
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a log o its a tree