20 Badass Trees That Refused To Die Even At The Harshest Conditions

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

#2 This Palm Tree Fell Over And Curved Right Back Up

#3 The Only Tree That Survived The Tsunami In Japan Between 70,000 Trees. Today Protected And Restored

#4 Tree Of Life – Olympic National Park, Washington

#5 A Tree’s Root Spill Over The Sidewalk

#6 Nature FTW

#7 Life Finds A Way

#8 Tree Roots Extend Across A Gap To The Mainland For Nutrients

#9 Striving

#10 Ta Promh Temple In Cambodia

#11 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

#12 A Tree Growing On Another Tree

#13 A Tree Grows From Third Floor Window

#14 Life Finds A Way

#15 My Sister’s Tree Is Eating Her Fence

#16 The Old Piano Tree

#18 The Way This Tree Ate This Bench

#19 The Famed “Bicycle Eaten By A Tree” Tucked In The Woods Right Off The Vashon Highway On Vashon Island, Washington

#20 This Building Has A Tree Growing Out Of It