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)

#1

A Place Of Enchantment

A Place Of Enchantment

Ireena Nieuwenhuis-Worthy Report

Jessica Stohr 2 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

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Isabel Tamayo 2 years 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

Cyrille111 Report

Super Cat 2 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 2 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

jasmine chilton 2 years 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

worldbeyondyourown Report

Isabel Tamayo 2 years ago

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

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#7

Nature FTW

Nature FTW

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Mary Kate Craig 2 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

Hans 2 years 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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#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 2 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

jasmine chilton 2 years ago

oh HELL! NO!

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#11

Life Finds A Way

Life Finds A Way

Paul Chesley Report

Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

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

Proteon Report

Isabel Tamayo 2 years ago

Imagine how long the roots are...

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#13

Striving

Striving

Tom Fallon Report

Thu Vân Nguyễn 2 years ago

Rising from the ashes

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#14

Ta Promh Temple In Cambodia

Ta Promh Temple In Cambodia

CEphoto, Uwe Aranas Report

Vlad Horobet 2 years ago

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

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#15

Life Finds A Way

Life Finds A Way

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Emre 2 years ago

like a bonsai :)

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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

Jan Feline 2 years ago

Ok, this is seriously awesome!

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#17

A Tree Growing On Another Tree

A Tree Growing On Another Tree

Gudjon262 Report

Rhon 2 years ago

Stunning photo!!

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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

Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

That looks amazing and creepy at the same time!

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#19

A Tree Grows From Third Floor Window

A Tree Grows From Third Floor Window

Willa_Catheter_work Report

jasmine chilton 2 years ago

Ooo sorry I was on vacation... D:

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#20

Life Finds A Way

Life Finds A Way

Phill Monson Report

Judh Palcon Domo 2 years ago

If there's a will, there's a way.

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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

Krista Leary 2 years ago

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

theCulk Report

Rhon 2 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 2 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

jasmine chilton 2 years ago

And that my friends... is how groot was born

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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 2 years ago

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

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#26

My Sister's Tree Is Eating Her Fence

My Sister's Tree Is Eating Her Fence

Shwingdom Report

MyBunniesAndMe 2 years ago

Love the eyes!

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#27

The Old Piano Tree

The Old Piano Tree

crackoala Report

Paulette Guillory-Gardner 2 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 2 years ago

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

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#29

Trees On A Tree

Trees On A Tree

SurrenderDorothy Report

ItsPam Duh 2 years ago

The tree looks like it's dancing

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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

Robert Bailey 2 years ago

Needs Tom Bombadil to get him out.

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#31

This Tree Is Tenacious

This Tree Is Tenacious

CJ105 Report

Etienne Pisano 2 years ago

A life in balance :-)

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#32

This Tree Growing Through A Fence

This Tree Growing Through A Fence

andygleason Report

jasmine chilton 2 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

Intensive Panda 2 years ago

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

Mysteryck_386 Report

#35

A Little Tree On The Sidewalk

A Little Tree On The Sidewalk

accexd Report

Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

I really hope they let this one grow

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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

ItsPam Duh 2 years ago

Large vase

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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 2 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

jasmine chilton 2 years ago

NUM! NUM! NUM!

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#39

This Tree Grew Around A Fire Hydrant

This Tree Grew Around A Fire Hydrant

schweke Report

Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

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

poltyy Report

Neeraj Jha 2 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

Daria B 2 years ago

When you're feeling empty....

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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

Kookie Clown4ever 2 years ago

My bike now

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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 2 years ago

go little fella!

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#44

This Tree Refuses To Die

This Tree Refuses To Die

ljdriley Report

Kookie Clown4ever 2 years ago

Beautiful

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#45

Life Finds Its Way

Life Finds Its Way

Fabian H Report

Krista Leary 2 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 2 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

Katie Fowler 2 years ago

Screwtree!

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#48

Tree Growing Under Paint

Tree Growing Under Paint

Dont_even_like_red Report

Intensive Panda 2 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

Wyndmere 2 years ago

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

HoldenSolo Report

Miriam L 2 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. 2 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

Wyndmere 2 years ago

The will to survive is strong in this one.

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#53

This Pine Tree

This Pine Tree

millertime515 Report

Sarah Collas 2 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

Ged Maybury 2 years ago

Shit a brick!

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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

Julie Jacobsen 2 years ago

It can't get a tree down

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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 2 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 2 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

lindsaymad2000 2 years ago

I've been there! That's in the Florida keys!

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#59

Life Always Finds A Way

Life Always Finds A Way

hicho Report

Wyndmere 2 years ago

I am Groot.

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#60

This Tree Grew Inside This Brick's Hole

This Tree Grew Inside This Brick's Hole

awesomeroy Report

Lara B. 2 years ago

Muffin Top :D

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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 2 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

Luca Gotta 2 years ago

I know this tree, it's in northern Italy : it's called Bialbero

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#63

This Tree Fell Over But Continued To Grow

This Tree Fell Over But Continued To Grow

Absoll-utely Report

Julie Jacobsen 2 years ago

And breathe forests new yoga moves

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#64

This Tree Grew Through A Rock

This Tree Grew Through A Rock

dazedwit Report

Judh Palcon Domo 2 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 2 years ago

Forest 7 building 1

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#66

This Tree

This Tree

dori1990 Report

#67

Encapsulated

Encapsulated

Brad Grove Report

Daria B 2 years ago

Makes me wanna go treasure hunting.

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#68

This Tree Didn't Quit When It Fell

This Tree Didn't Quit When It Fell

doobiesnboobies Report

Intensive Panda 2 years ago

now THAT's a square root

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#69

This Tree Forked, Then Grew Back Together

This Tree Forked, Then Grew Back Together

AngularSpecter Report

Krista Leary 2 years ago

Glad to see these two trees are still friends after forking.

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#70

This Tree Is Growing Out Of The Side Of A House

This Tree Is Growing Out Of The Side Of A House

BennGay Report

Cat Meow 2 years ago

Looking at the windows, it looks like people still live there. Wonder how it looks like on the inside

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#71

A New Tree Growing On A Old One Seattle, Wa

A New Tree Growing On A Old One Seattle, Wa

Gabsthegreat Report

Wyndmere 2 years ago

Just a chip off the old bark.

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#72

Tree Finds A Way

Tree Finds A Way

Vincent Silvia Report

Wyndmere 2 years ago

Tree has his own rock garden feature.

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#73

Tree Growing On A Roof In Panama City

Tree Growing On A Roof In Panama City

flowleslogic Report

Wyndmere 2 years ago

Gets the early morning sun sooner than most.

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#74

Wooden Door

Wooden Door

Calvin Lee Report

jasmine chilton 2 years ago

Poor tree wants his friend back :(

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#75

Tree Growing Out Of Gutters On A Roof My Buddy Went To Fix

Tree Growing Out Of Gutters On A Roof My Buddy Went To Fix

KosGhostz Report

Wyndmere 2 years ago

Growing some shade over the sunroof.

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#76

Scars On A Tree After Growing Through This Fence

Scars On A Tree After Growing Through This Fence

Frumpyandstupid Report

Sheryl 2 years ago

That looks painful

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#77

Nature Is Strange

Nature Is Strange

Ale Report

Wyndmere 2 years ago

Stair aerobics 101.

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#78

This Building Has A Tree Growing Out Of It

This Building Has A Tree Growing Out Of It

RaijinRyu Report

Julie Jacobsen 2 years ago

Nope I am growing where I want to mom

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#79

Strength