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Six Trees in the US and UK That You Must Love

We can always count on the trees to bring us a little bit of calm in this global storm. We try to tell the story of important trees in our guidebooks because they are a part of our everyday lives, and we like to give them the respect they deserve. So here are some of our favorite trees from 111 Places guidebooks for the US and UK! The Hungry Tree - Dublin, Ireland This lovely London Plane Tree is in the process of eating up a cast-iron bench, proving the strength of nature and time over cast iron. 111 Places in Dublin That You Must Not Miss, by Frank McNally

The Earliest Cherry Trees Most people know and love the cherry trees around Washington DC's Tidal Basin. However, the earliest cherry trees in the city are these grand dames along the East Potomac Golf Course. 111 Places in Washington, DC That You Must Not Miss, by Andréa Seiger, photos by John Dean

The Alley Pond Giant Meet the oldest living multi-celled organism in New York City: The Alley Pond Giant. This tuliptree has been around for over 400 years and has lived through the city's history from its first European settlers! 111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss by Joe DiStefano, photos by Clay Wiliams

Nellie's Tree Around 1920, a local man in Leeds grafted three beech trees to woo his lady love Nellie with her first initial. To this day, these trees make for a popular place for romantic engagements. 111 Places in Leeds That You Shouldn't Miss (out May 20, 2020) by Kim Revill, photos by Alex Compton

Al Capone's Cherry Tree We all know Capone was no sweetheart, but when he came out of Alcatraz suffering from late-stage syphilis, he received treatment at Baltimore's Union Memorial Hospital. To thank them for their care, he gave the hospital two weeping cherry trees. One still stands and blooms beautifully every spring, but few people know its origin story. 111 Places in Baltimore That You Must Not Miss, by Allison Robicelli, photos by John Dean

The Great Holker Lime This massive, 400-year-old tree in Cark-in-Cartmel in England's Lake District is truly young at heart. It's not a fruit-bearing species, but every June, it still fills the air with its lovely fragrance. For obvious reasons, it was selected by Britain's Tree Council as one of the Top 50 Great Trees in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 111 Places in the Lake District That You Must Not Miss, by Solange Berchemin

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