Ancient trees are pure artwork in and of themselves. Just ask famed photographer Beth Moon, who through her work, has managed to capture and preserve some of the most intriguing trees of all time. To have the privilege of witnessing these divine creatures up close and personal must feel just short of sensational. Though beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the majestic view of these ancient trees from all over the world are sure to inspire awe in the viewer.
This ancient beauty is coined The Heart of the Dragon and is specific to Socotra, Yemen. These endangered trees were once part of a thriving forest, but today, only a few remain. These plants can live well over 400 years and have been known to weather some of the worst conditions. Over the years, the trees limbs elevated to absorb moisture from its environment, which can be attributed to its trademark look.
This majestic beauty looks like it rained down straight from heaven. The raining, intertwining threads of white bark framed by the chorus of surrounding trees, resembles the wonderland scene produced by icicles hanging from the trees after an ice storm. Why wait for the perfect storm, when you can be reminded of the beauty of winter each time you view this natural beauty, titled The Strangler Fig? Buddhist temples are often mounted by the trunks of ficus trees, whose roots invade in desperate search of soil.
This 1,000 year old classic beauty, located in Manthorpe, near Bourne, would be the apple of Oprah Winfrey’s eye as well as many other garden party goers. This Bowthorpe Oak’s grand, hollow trunk has been the site of many parties, and is rumored to fit up to 3 dozen people.