L’Arbre du Ténéré

L'Arbre du TénéréIf the name doesn’t ring a bell, a picture of L’Arbre du Ténéré may.

This solitary acacia, know as the Tree of Ténéré in English, was long considered to be the most isolated tree on Earth, situated in the Sahara desert in north-east Niger. It was destroyed in 1973 by a drunk Libyan truck driver and now resides in the Niger National Museum.

Wikipedia has a list of other ‘famous’ trees.