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19 iconic trees around the world

National Geographic Logo By Kevin Johnson of National Geographic | Slide 1 of 20: Growing in the small coastal town of Pirangi do Norte, Brazil, the Maior Cajueiro Do Mundo is possibly the largest cashew tree alive today, with a canopy covering an area larger than a soccer field. Visiting the tree will leave you with as many cashews as you can hold—on average, the tree produces 80,000 cashews in the fruiting season.

A visit to historic or meaningful trees provides a sense of connection to the wonder of the natural world. Vital parts of their ecosystems, trees also spark our imagination, inspire famous books, receive worship, and bear witness to history. Spending mindful, intentional time around trees—what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing—can promote health and happiness.

From an ancient tree standing on holy ground in France for almost a thousand years to the canopy of a cashew tree the size of a soccer field in Brazil, here are some of our favorite trees around the globe that are worth a trip.

© Photograph by Diego Grandi, Alamy

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