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200 TREE PICTURES | Best Free Tree Photos with Tree Names
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On this webpage you will find dozens of free tree pictures, all identified with their tree names. These tree photos include some of the world's most famous trees, the most unusual, as well as the most popular trees.
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Acacia trees are famous for the Biblical accounts which state that the wood was used to build the Ark of the Covenant, the Tabernacle in the Wilderness and the altar of God (Exodus 25 - 38).
"Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong"
The acacia tree often grows as a solitary tree in the deserts of Africa, Egypt, Israel and Australia. One famous acacia, the Tree of Ténéré, grew in Nigeria 250 miles (400 km) from any other tree. The secret to that tree's survival was that its roots had tapped into water at 131 feet (40 m) below ground level. Unfortunately, the tree was vandalized in 1973 and is no more; but a water well in the desert now marks the place where it stood.
Almond Tree Images
Ornaments of almond tree blossoms made of gold were used to top the seven branches of the oil lamp, Menorah, used in the Biblical Tabernacle in the Wilderness and in the Temple in Jerusalem (Exodus 25, 37). Because of this, the almond tree is considered to have spiritual qualities.
Almond trees are native to the Middle East, where they have been cultivated for more than 5,000 years. The nuts of the wild tree are toxic; the nuts of the sweet, domesticated tree are not.
Today, more almond trees are grown in the United States than in any other country.
Flowering Almond Tree
The highly prized Asian variety
Apple Tree Pictures
Apples are the world's favorite fruit and the apple tree is believed to be the first fruit tree cultivated by man. The apple tree pictures below feature apple trees in spring, summer and the fall harvest.
The apple tree is native to China and China is the world's largest producer of apples. When brought to the New World, the apple quickly became America's favorite fruit and the apple pie became a symbol of American culture. The U.S. is now the world's second highest producer of apples.
The apple tree is a glorious tree and if you don't have one, you should plant one this year.
Apricot Tree Photos
Apricot trees provide a delicious summer fruit and are amazingly easy to grow. The species is believed to have originated in Turkey and Turkey is the world's top producer of apricots.
From there, the cultivation of the apricot tree spread throughout the Middle East and the Mediterranean countries. These regions still produce the most apricots.
Ash Tree Photos
Pictures of Aspen Trees
Banana Tree Pictures
Actually, the banana is more of a plant than a tree. But, it grows as tall as a tree and that is why it is, more often than not, commonly referred to as a tree.
Also, banana plants can live more than 100 years, just like trees.
These make great ornamental additions to a garden, even if you don't want the fruit. And, they are fast growers!
Banyan Tree Images
The famous Kam Tin Tree House in Hong Kong is a banyan tree which has completely encompassed an abandoned building.
It is a popular tourist attraction and the subject of much folklore.
Beech Tree Images
When I see birches bend to left and right
Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
from the poem Birches by American poet Robert Frost
Birch Tree Pictures
The stately birch tree has swinging branches that touch the ground.
Most American children are familiar with the famous poem, Birches, written by Robert Frost in 1929. Frost admitted that he used to swing on the branches of birch trees on his father's farm. The poem ends with this line:
"One could do worse than be a swinger of birches."
Carob Tree Photo
Cedar trees have been valued since ancient times for their scented wood.
Cedar trees are mentioned 100 times in the Bible and cedar wood was used to build the houses of King David and of King Solomon, 3,000 years ago. Cedar was also used to build the Temple of God in Jerusalem. The cedars used were imported from Lebanon from the famous cedar groves which still exist on the hills of Lebanon (2 Chronicles 2:8).
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Cherry Tree Images
There are cherry blossom festivals every year in the United States and in Japan during the spring blooming season. During the festivals, the air is filled with the delicate fragrance of cherry tree blossoms.
The fragrance is considered good luck in Japanese culture and is popular as the perfume of love.
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Chestnut Tree Images
Chestnut trees are among the oldest trees on earth. They are native to the Mediterranean Region and are now found all over the world.
Prized for their nuts, they also provide showy blooms in the spring.
The cocoa tree is also called the cacao tree and the chocolate tree. The cocoa beans produced by this tree are used to make cocoa powder and chocolate, the world's favorite candy.
Crape Myrtle Trees (or Crepe Myrtle)
This fabulous tree can bloom from spring through autumn in the right environment.
Pictures of Cypress Trees
Bald Cypress Pictures
In January, 2012, The Senator Tree was the victim of an arson attack and it burned to the ground. The tree stood at 125 feet (38 m) and the diameter of its trunk was 17.5 feet (5.3 m). It was believed to be the fifth oldest tree in the world.
Big Tree Park is home to another grand Bald Cyprus, the 'Lady Liberty Tree.' The tree is estimated to be about 2,000 years old and it stands 89 feet (27 m) tall.
Dogwood Tree Pictures
Dogwood trees are breathtakingly beautiful when they bloom in the spring. There are native varieties throughout the world.
The flowering dogwood (the Cornus florida) is a cultivated species and is the state tree of Missouri and Virginia in America. The flowering dogwood is featured at the right.
In the autumn, the tree is adorned with red berries.
Dragon Blood Tree Photos
The dragon tree is known for the red sap which has proven medicinal qualities and has been used to treat ailments since ancient times.
Elm Tree Picture
The eucalyptus tree (also called the gum tree) is native to Australia, but was exported throughout the world beginning in 1770. It is harvested for wood and also for the oil it produces, which has many uses.
Because it is a water-intensive tree, it has been used in several countries to drain swamp lands. It was imported in Israel for that purpose. In Israel, the eucalyptus tree is now being cultivated with biotechnology to be a source of fuel.
Though only recently introduced to Israel, the eucalyptus tree has developed a fan base in the country and it is often the subject of poems and songs. In 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture conducted a survey for the nation's Arbor Day holiday (Tu B'Shvat) to identify 'the most Israeli tree.' Unbelievably, the eucalyptus tree won by a huge margin of votes.
Fig Tree Pictures
Fig trees (or ficus trees) come in over 1,000 varieties. The trees bearing edible figs are among the first trees cultivated by humans.
Beginning with the account of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, figs are mentioned 163 times in the Hebrew Bible. The fig tree is indigenous only to the Mediterranean region, but it now grows throughout the world.
It was first planted in the New World when it was brought to Mexico in 1560 CE.
The fig tree pictures below include some of the oldest and most famous fig trees in the world.
The above image of a fig tree in Israel was provided by PikiWiki.
Jacaranda Tree Photos
Lemon Tree Photo
"Lemon tree very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet"
– from the folk song Lemon Tree by Will Holt
Lemon trees produce fruit year-round and begin to bear in their third year. If you want one for your garden, buy one which is at least three years old like the healthy tree on the right.
Lemon trees can also be grown in containers and can even be cultivated as bonsai trees.
Lilac Tree Images
Lime Tree Pictures
The lime tree (also called the linden tree) is not related to the key lime tree which produces the lime fruit. It is native to Europe, Asia and North America. Some lime trees in Europe are thousands of years old.
The tree is prized for wood production and for the medicinal oils produced by its flowers.
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Magnolia trees are among the gardener's favorite trees. Their fragrant blossoms are the source of some of the world's best perfumes and often chosen for bridal bouquets.
Although found in Central and South America, the trees are most abundant in Asia and the Southern United States.
Magnolia Tree Pictures
Tulip Tree Pictures
One species of magnolia tree is commonly called the tulip tree, because its blossoms resemble the tulip flower.
Pictures of Maple Trees
Maple trees grow throughout the northern hemisphere. They are valued for the syrup they produce.
Maple trees are also one of the most colorful trees in autumn and are beloved for their fall foliage.
Japanese Maple Tree
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Mimosa Tree Photos
The mimosa tree is also called the Persian silk tree, due to the delicate, silk-like quality of its blooms. The tree is native to Asia but has been exported around the world where it is valued as an ornamental tree for its flowers and its fern-like branches.
With proper cultivation, it will bloom all summer long, providing color to the garden when other trees have lost their spring blooms.
The nectar in its blossoms attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pictures of Oak Trees
The oak tree is the national tree of America and the country has more species of oak trees than any place on earth. Varieties of oaks are chosen as the state tree of five states in the U.S.
The oak is valued for its hardwood timber which is used for flooring, furniture, and construction. Oak is also the wood of choice for making the barrels to age wine and whiskey, because of the flavor the wood adds to the taste.
The live oak species is preferred for landscape design because it is evergreen.
Pictures of Famous Oak Trees
The Emancipation Oak, pictured below, played a part in America's history during the Civil War. This tree was named one of the Ten Great Trees in the World by the National Geographic Society.
The tree picture below is the famous Major Oak Tree in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England.
This tree is almost 1,000 years old. Its claim to fame comes from being the gathering place of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men.
Olive Tree Pictures
The olive tree branch has been the universal symbol of peace because of the Biblical reference of the dove carrying a fresh olive leaf to Noah's ark, indicating that the flood waters had receded (Genesis 8:11).
The olive tree and the oil produced from its fruit are mentioned over 200 times in the Hebrew Bible. Olive oil is a necessary ingredient for many of the Biblical rituals and, therefore, will always be a cultivated tree in Israel.
The tree is native to the Middle East but quickly spread throughout Mediterranean countries in ancient times.
Olive trees are among the world's oldest living trees.
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Palm Tree Pictures and Images
The palm tree has a prominent place in the Bible where its branches are a requirement for the observance of the festival of Sukkot (Leviticus 23:39-41). The Biblical palm tree is the date palm and the tree is native to the Middle East.
The coconut palm tree grows in the world's tropical regions. Because palm trees grow abundantly on tropical islands, palm tree pictures represent exotic vacations. Palm tree images are also the symbol of a leisurely vacation trip.
Date Palm Tree Pictures
Papaya Tree Images
Papaya trees are native to the tropics of the western hemisphere. It was first cultivated as a crop in Mexico in ancient times.
Not only does the papaya tree produce delicious fruit, but the folklore surrounding the medicinal qualities of the papaya has now been verified through scientific research.
The papaya tree featured at the right is hardy for outdoor planting in zone 10, or it can be grown indoors in a container.
Peach Tree Pictures
The peach is the world's second most favorite fruit, just under the apple in popularity. The peach is often called 'God's candy' because of its sweet taste.
The peach tree is stunning in the spring with pink blossoms and is often the subject of paintings and poetry.
Cooks adore the peach and often use peaches for dessert recipes.
Flowering Pear Tree
The flowering pear tree is prized for its spring blossom display, its summer fruits and its bright red autumn foliage.
Because of its beauty in three seasons, it is often chosen by landscape designers. Originally native to China, the trees now grow throughout the world.
Some varieties of this species are also called the callery pear and the bradford pear.
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Pine Tree Pictures
Pine trees grow in the northern hemisphere all over the world and there are more than 100 species of pines. Evergreen pine tree forests are a major source of the earth's oxygen.
Pine trees can live for thousands of years and the oldest are in California. You'll find some of these ancient trees in the pine tree pictures featured below.
Pine trees are valued for their timber and for their resin, which is used for turpentine.
Bristlecone Pine Trees
The bristlecone pine tree lives exclusively in six western American states. The species produces the oldest living pine trees, which grow in a protected environment in the Inyo National Forest in eastern California. There they survive at an altitude which precludes most vegetation, at more than 11,000 feet (3,352 m) above sea level. The trees live right at the edge of the tree line, in alkaline soil and with little rainfall. This stunts their height but can produce a massive trunk girth.
The Patriarch Tree, pictured below, is the largest bristlecone with a trunk measuring more than 37 feet (11 m) in diameter.
One of the oldest trees in the world lives in this forest; it is a bristlecone named Methuselah, after the Biblical patriarch known for his longevity (Genesis 5:27). The tree is believed to be more than 4,750 years old. Because of an arson attack to the park's Schulman visitor center in 2008, the location of the Methuselah Tree is not disclosed.
In 2013, an even older tree was found in the national forest: a bristlecone pine tree which is believed to be 5064 years old. This places the bristlecone in competition for the world's oldest tree, vying with ancient olive trees in Turkey and Lebanon.
Pistachio Tree Images
Plane Tree Picture
Pomegranate Tree Pictures
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Poplar Tree Images
Redbud Tree Pictures
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Pictures of Redwood Trees and Sequoia Redwood Trees
Redwood trees are part of the cypress tree family and the sequoia is one of three types of redwoods.
The Redwood National and State Parks of Northern California are home to many of these trees, the tallest trees in the world. The video at the right features the 'General Sherman' a sequoia redwood, and its picture is below.
The tallest tree on earth is a coastal redwood called The Hyperion. It is 379.3 feet (115.61 m) tall and was discovered in 2006.
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National Geographic Magazine wildlife photographer Michael Nichols accepted an assignment to photograph one of the world's tallest redwood trees, the Lluvatar Tree.
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Spruce Tree Pictures
Spruce trees are often confused with pine trees. Both species are evergreen conifers and have cones. However, the foliage is quite different. The needles of a spruce tree are only about 1 inch (2.54 cm) long. Pine tree needles average about 4 inches (10.16 cm) in length.
There are more than 40 kinds of spruce trees, all growing in northern regions throughout the world. In Alaska, some varieties grow more than 200 feet (60 m) tall.
Wood from the spruce tree is the wood of choice for making guitars and paper.
The most popular ornamental spruce trees among home gardeners are the Norway spruce and the blue spruce; both are pictured below.
Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.
Weeping Willow Trees
Like the palm, the willow tree has a prominent place in the Bible where its branches are a requirement for the observance of the Sukkot festival (Leviticus 23:39-41).
Know for its pliable wood, willow trees have been used for millennia to make baskets and furniture (wicker).
The medicinal quality of the bark was known to ancient man to relieve pain, swelling and fever. Today, the willow tree medicine is produced as acetylsalicylic acid, the common aspirin.
Pictures of Willow Trees
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