Nature always has something more to surprise and inspire us. If we look carefully around us, we can notice that the beauty of nature is everywhere. It is in the trees in the park, in the nearby mountains, in the flowers in our garden. But, some of us are luckier to witness wonders such as tree tunnels.
Maybe there aren’t any fascinating tree tunnels in your country, and after seeing the ten pictures we picked, you may want to go on a trip. Visit some of these tunnels and take tens of photos to remind you of the beauty.
It will be such a wonderful memory walking through the tree tunnel and enjoying the colors, the leaves, the whole natural surrounding. Invite a friend, organize a trip and start your adventure!
1. Boardman Tree Farm, Oregon
The Boardman Tree Farm is located in Marrow, Oregon, and is operated by a tree farm management group called Greenwood Resources. On this tree farm of 25.000 acres, there are thousands of hybrid poplar trees, known as the Pacific Albus. They all are almost the same size and take approximately 10 years to mature. GreenWood Resources use a very limited amount of chemical pesticides. When it comes to watering the trees, the irrigation process is controlled by a computer, and each tree gets the same, precise amount of water. These hybrid poplar trees are later used for the production of paper and lumber products.
2. Jacaranda Tree Tunnel, South Africa
The Jacaranda trees are fascinating with their beautiful color and scent. The tree is native to tropical and subtropical regions in America and South Africa and was imported from Argentina in the 19th century. Nowadays, there are more than 50.000 Jacaranda trees in South Africa, and that’s because the trees are planted in parks, streets, public or home gardens. This is the reason why also Pretoria is called Jacaranda City. The best time to witness the beauty of hundreds of jacaranda trees planted in a row is to visit in spring when it’s their blossoming time. Besides South Africa and America, trees are common in Australia as well.
3. The Dark Hedges, Ireland
One of the most famous tree tunnels globally, the Dark Hedges in County Atrim, Northern Ireland, is really something worth seeing. During the day, it’s a magical, green place where the sun is shining through the trees, but at night this place becomes a mystical, haunted look-alike path from some fairy tale gone bad story. The rich Stuart Family planted these beech trees in the 18th century because they wanted a fascinating path leading to their Gracehill House. Over the years, the beech trees got intertwined, creating an amazing arched tree tunnel. There is also a legend that says that the Grey Lady’s ghost is haunting the road at dusk!
4. Cherry Blossom, Germany
These cherry blossom trees were planted back in the 1980s and got famous in the past few years when photographers started posting pictures online of this pink avenue. If you want to enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossom in the German city, Bonn, know that this will be available only in spring, approximately some two weeks in April. Visiting Bonn for this reason only will be a trip worth having because when you get there, you will love to see the whole city as well. For the classic music lovers, Beethoven’s house is located a few minutes away from cherry blossom avenue.
5. Tree Tunnel, Brasil
The street of Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is the type of street that will make you feel as if you are in some urban jungle. Walking down by foot, car, or bike past the green and large Tipuana trees will be an experience you won’t forget. The trees were planted 70 years ago, and since then, they grew into big and beautiful trees, creating a small forest in a city. But, things weren’t always this “green.” In 2005 there was a plan on building a parking garage near the street, and some of the trees should have been cut down. But, locals gathered and prevented this from happening, keeping Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho’s street as one of the greenest, prettiest streets in the world.
6. Cypress Tree Tunnel, California
Located in Point Reyes in California, the cypress tree tunnel leads to a historic Guglielmo Marconi wireless station opened in the early 20th century. This is one of the most beautiful tree tunnels in the world. The cypress trees form a nice path that is perfect for taking photos. Many tourists come here just to do that. You can visit the tree tunnel anytime you want, but it’s best to do so during the day when the light is great for taking photos.
7. Halnaker Mill, England
The tree tunnel is located near Chichester in West Sussex, and the best time to visit it is during autumn because many believe that’s when the colors are most beautiful. All shades of autumn are present: golden, red, orange, yellow, brown. It’s a view that will certainly take your breath away. The path leads to the Halnaker Windmill, where you can enjoy the countryside landscape, and there are also two pubs in case you want to rest a little bit. Whether you decide to walk this path, it is recommended not to wear shorts due to the nettles and brambles you will meet on the road.
8. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
Located near the Ukrainian town of Kleven, the 1.8-mile long tree tunnel is a popular attraction among photographers. The train going to the nearby factory is passing here three times a day for few years and thanks to that, as well to the nature left to grow freely, the train made the path bypassing the railway each day. But, photographers aren’t the only ones enjoying this beauty. It is also popular among couples, and we can’t blame them – this place is so romantic! If you come here with your partner and make a sincere wish, it will become true.
9. Bodnant Garden, Wales
The Bodnant Garden is considered one of the most beautiful gardens in the whole United Kingdom. It is situated in North Wales, and it used to belong to the rich McLaren Family, who gave the garden to the National Trust in 1949. The best time to visit the garden is during spring, especially in April and May, when every garden plant is blooming. One of the things you should definitely visit is the tree tunnel made by Laburnum Arch. Walking this 55 meters long path and being surrounded by the tree’s yellow flowers will make you enjoy every minute of your promenade.
10. Sakura Tree Tunnel, Japan
It’s impossible to talk about tree tunnels and not mention the beautiful Sakura trees Japan is famous for. The cherry blossom trees are everywhere, and when you have them in a huge number in only one place, they form the most amazing pink surrounding. The trees are blooming usually starting from late March until early May, so this is the best time to visit Japan. The Japanese have a popular, traditional custom of going to the parks, sitting under the trees, and have picnics. This custom is called Hanami. In the larger cities such as Tokyo, the people have celebrations even at night under the Sakura trees, called yozakura, which means “night sakura.” Would you like to experience this kind of outdoor celebration? If yes, book your flight to Japan this spring!