Can You Identify All Of These Trees From Around The World?

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Jacqueline Samaroo

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Short, tall, fat, skinny... they're all trees to us!

Take a guess as to how many trees you think there are in the world. One million? One billion? One trillion? Experts estimate that there are approximately three trillion trees in the world today! However, 15 billion are cut down every year and only five billion are planted. 

Trees come in a very diverse range of shapes and sizes, but this is not surprise since the are over 60,000 different tree species on the planet! With so many different species of trees, it was difficult to just choose 40 to put on this green and leafy quiz. However, we've made sure that this quiz includes 40 of the most iconic trees from around the world.

Did you know that trees are some of the oldest living things on the planet? Not only that, but trees are also unique for being found virtually everywhere, from cold wastelands to blazing hot deserts and from sandy beaches to lush wet jungles. 

So are you ready to prove just how much of a botanist you really are? Then get ready to swing right into this quiz about glorious and majestic trees from around the world!

Do you know the name of the tree in this photo?

The whitewood is a species of tree that can be found in Australia. The whitewood tree is relatively small, but it can grow to be up to 10 meters high.

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Can you name the tree that is shown here?

The European beech is a species of tree that can be found in Europe, including Italy, France, England, and Spain. The European beech tree has an average lifespan of 150 to 200 years.

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Do you know the name of this tree?

The white oak is a species of tree that can be found in eastern and central North America. Although it is called the white oak, the tree is usually light gray.

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What is the name of the tree in this picture?

The Scots pine is a species of tree that can be found in Europe and parts of Asia. The Scots pine tree is notable for being the national tree of Scotland.

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Can you name the tree in this photo?

The golden wattle is a species of tree that can be found in southeastern Australia. The golden wattle was made the official floral emblem of Australia in 1988.

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Can you name the tree in this photo?

The Japanese cherry is a species of tree that can be found in China, Japan and Korea. The Japanese cherry tree is notable for its iconic cherry blossom - the unofficial national flower of Japan.

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Do you know the name of the tree in this picture?

The Mediterranean cypress is a species of tree that can be found in the Mediterranean region. The Mediterranean cypress is a very long-lived tree, with some plants considered to be over 1,000 years old.

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Can you name the tree that is shown in this image?

The Montezuma cypress is a species of tree that can be found in the Southwestern United States, Mexico, and Guatemala. The Montezuma cypress tree became the national tree of Mexico in 1910 and is sacred to some Mexicans.

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What is the name of the tree in this image?

The Christ’s thorn jujube is a species of tree that can be found in Africa and Southern and Western Asia. The Christ’s thorn jujube tree is stated by some sources to be the tree from which Jesus' crown of thorns was made.

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Can you name the tree in this image?

The Siberian fir is a species of tree that can be found in Siberia. The Siberian fir is a coniferous evergreen tree that rarely lives over 200 years, mostly due to fungal decay.

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What is the name of the tree that is showcased here?

The black pine, also known as the is a species of tree that can be found in the Mediterranean region. The black pine is used both as an ornamental tree and also as a source of lumber.

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Do you know the name of the tree in this image?

The creeping pine is a species of tree that can be found in Central and Southwestern Europe. The creeping pine tree is a species of conifer that is native to high elevation areas.

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Which tree is in this picture?

The Caribbean pine is a species of tree that can be found in Central America, the Bahamas, Cuba and other areas of the Caribbean. The Caribbean pine tree has also been introduced to other locations around the world, such as China, Sri Lanka and South Africa.

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Which tree is showcased in this picture?

The Indian sandalwood is a species of tree that can be found in India, Indonesia and Australia. The Indian sandalwood tree is notable for being the most commonly known source of sandalwood.

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Do you know the correct name for this tree?

The sugar maple is a species of tree that can be found in Canada and areas of the United States. The sugar maple tree is notable for being the primary source of maple syrup.

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Can you name the tree that is featured in this photo?

The sacred fig is a species of tree that can be found in South and Southeast Asia. One notable sacred fig tree, the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world that has a known planting date.

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This is a picture of which tree?

The African blackwood is a species of tree that can be found mostly in dry regions of Africa. The African blackwood tree produces timber that is highly sought after, being used not only for furniture but also in the manufacture of musical instruments.

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What is the name of the tree that is shown here?

The longleaf pine is a species of tree that can be found in the Southeastern United States. The longleaf pine tree is currently endangered due to extensive clearcutting logging in the 19th century.

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What is the name of the tree in this photo?

The blue mahoe is a species of tree that can be found on the islands of Puerto Rico, Cuba and Jamaica, as well as parts of Florida and Mexico. The blue mahoe is notable for being the national tree of Jamaica.

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Which tree is in this image?

The Korean red pine is a species of tree that can be found in Japan, the Korean Peninsula and China. The Korean red pine is also referred to sometimes as the Japanese red pine.

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What is the correct name of this tree?

The silver birch is a species of tree that can be found throughout Europe and sections of Asia. The silver birch tree has been introduced into North America; however, it is considered to be invasive in several states and provinces.

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What type of tree is in this photo?

The Amboyna wood is a species of tree that can be found in the southern parts of Asia and areas of Oceania. The Amboyna wood tree is notable for its termite-resistant and rose-scented timber.

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Can you name the tree that is featured in this photo?

The banyan is a species of tree that can be found in India, China, Sri Lanka and Australia, as well as other parts of Asia and Oceania. The banyan tree is notable for being the national tree of the Republic of India

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Which tree is shown here?

The Cuban royal palm is a species of tree that can be found in the Caribbean, Mexico, southern Florida and Central America. The Cuban royal palm is the national tree of Cuba and can reach heights of up to 70 feet.

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What is the name of the tree that is shown in this picture?

The baobab is a species of tree that can be found in Madagascar, the Arabian Peninsula, Australia and parts of Africa. The baobab is notable for the large amounts of water that it is capable of storing it its trunk.

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Which tree is in this photo?

The deodar cedar is a species of tree that can be found around and near the Himalayan mountain range; particularly in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Tibet. The deodar cedar is a large evergreen coniferous tree that can reach up to 200 feet tall.

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Can you name the tree that is shown in this photo?

The date palm is a species of tree that can be found primarily in Northern Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The date palm is cultivated for its edible fruit that is sweet and highly sought after.

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Which tree is showcased in this photo?

The broad-leaved yellowwood is a species of tree that can be found in South Africa. The broad-leaved yellowwood tree is notable for being not only protected in South Africa but also for being the national tree as well.

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Can you name the tree that is featured here?

The pink manjack is a species of tree that can be found in South America and Central America, particularly on islands in these areas that lie in the Caribbean Sea. The pink manjack tree is also known as the pink trumpet tree or white cedar.

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What is the name of the tree that is shown in this photo?

The Bhutan cypress is a species of tree that can be found in Bhutan, India, Nepal and parts of China. The Bhutan cypress is the official national tree of Bhutan and has some amount of symbolism in Buddhism.

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What type of tree is in this image?

The cork oak is a species of tree that can be found in southwest Europe and northwest Africa. The cork oak is (as its name suggests) the primary source of cork, for uses like wine bottle stoppers.

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Can you name the tree that is shown in this photo?

The olive is a species of tree that can be found in the Mediterranean Basin. The olive tree is notable for being the source of table olives and olive oil. It is the national tree of several countries, including Israel, Greece and Italy.

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This is an image of which tree?

The Serbian spruce is a species of tree that can be found in western Serbia. The Serbian spruce tree is classified as being endangered and it is the national tree of Serbia.

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Can you name the tree that is featured in this image?

The Sri Lankan ironwood goes by many other names, including cobra's saffron. It grows slowly, and its wood is hard and heavy. It is native to tropical parts of Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia and more.

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What type of tree is in this photo?

The teak is a species of tree that can be found in south and southeast Asia; however, it has been introduced to Africa, the Caribbean and other parts of Americas as well. Teak has historically been valued for boat building, due to its durability and water resistance.

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This is a photo of which tree?

The West Indian mahogany is a species of tree that can be found all across the Caribbean and also in southern Florida. The West Indian mahogany is notable for being the national tree of the Dominican Republic.

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What is the name of this tree?

The cockspur coral is a species of tree that can be found in several South American countries; such as Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. The cockspur coral has also been introduced to other countries, most notably the United States (in the state of California).

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Which tree is showcased in this image?

The common linden is a species of tree that can be found throughout Europe. The common linden is a naturally occurring hybrid between the small-leaved linden and the large-leaved linden.

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What is the name of the tree that is shown in this image?

The weeping willow is a species of tree that can be found in Asia, parts of the U.S., and Europe; however, it is native to northern China. The weeping willow is primarily used as an ornamental tree, but historically it has been used for wood production as well.

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