Trees, the longest-living organisms on Earth, beautify and defend the environment by providing color, shelter and shade. They renew our air supply by absorbing greenhouse gas emissions and manufacturing elements. The tree tunnels are so enchanting that one would believe that nature is the best artist. Below is a selection of top most amazing tree tunnels, you should definitely take a walk through.
1. Cherry Blossom Tunnel, Germany
In the Old Town (Altstadt) of Bonn, Germany, you will find a number of streets pierced with cherry blossoms such as Heerstraße and Kölnstraße which explode with color each spring. Flowering usually occurs in April and when it does, people flock to the quaint streets in droves. Ornamental Japanese cherry blossoms were first planted in the 1980s and have become a major attraction for the historic city. Bonn’s Heerstrasse in the Nordstadt neighborhood is known as “Cherry Blossom Avenue.” The long limbs of the trees are weighed down with blooms, creating a dreamy canopy. The street’s popularity can make it quite crowded with more people than flowers so try visiting in the early evening to avoid the crowds and enjoy the pink shaded lamplight.
When to Go: Winter
2. Tunnel of love, Ukraine
Address: Klevan’, Rivne Oblast, Ukraine, 35311
Outside the city of Klevan in Ukraine, a nearly two-mile stretch of private railway has turned the surrounding trees into an enchanting natural tunnel. The railway section is about 3 to 5 KM in length and it is surrounded by green arches. The railway line starts at Klevan station and goes to northern area of Orzhiv. the tunnel is famous for couples then there has to be some belief attached to it as well. Yes, there is belief for couples that if two people are sincere in love and they cross the entire length of tunnel while both holding each other’s hands then whatever they wish for will become true. Locals believe that couples who visit the tunnel will be granted a wish, if their intentions are true and sincere. The tunnel is at its lushest during the spring and summer when the trees are at the peak of their leafiness, but the colorful foliage of fall and snow-covered branches of winter make for captivating sights as well. To visit the Tunnel of Love with public transportation, you will need to find a base that is closer to the Tunnel than Kyiv and you will need to stay at least, one night there.
When to go: June To September
3. Jacarandas Walk, South Africa
Each Spring, usually from early October to early November, a sea of purple petals from thousands of jacaranda trees blooms above suburban streets. The jacaranda is not a native African tree and is believed to have first arrived in Gauteng in 1888 quickly becoming so popular that the trees were planted along almost every new street built in the rapidly growing cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The word ‘Jacaranda’ is believed to mean ‘fragrant’ in a native South American dialect, and the trees are known for their purple blossoms. Having said this, some species boast beautiful white petals, although they’re much rarer in South Africa. Find these white wonders in Herbert Baker street in Groenkloof, Pretoria.
When to Go: late September to middle November
4. Sakura Tunnel, Japan
Izu Highland is located on east side of the peninsula and the area is very rich in nature. Various kinds of cherry blossoms can be seen in Izu Highland and some of them start blooming in mid March. The beauty of the cherry tree flowers and the cool mountain air made the moment truly magical. Thousands of cherry trees were in full blossom and laden with white flowers and with minimal leaves. The park is truly wonderful and must visit for any nature lover. Cherry blossoms are also a symbol of a new start, such as graduation, entering a new school or starting new employment. They are truly special flowers for Japan. In the language of flowers, cherry blossoms are said to represent innocence and the spirit of beauty, as they bloom quickly, live for a short time, then quickly fall away. This transience is part of their appeal. Furthermore, the graciousness that this life cycle represents is also seen as being symbolic of the bushido or warrior spirit in Japan.
Best Time To Visit: late March to early April
5. The Dark Hedges, Ireland
Address: Bregagh Rd, Stranocum, Ballymoney BT53 8PX, United Kingdom
The Dark Hedges is an avenue of beech trees along Bregagh Road between Armoy and Stranocum in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The Dark Hedges is an avenue of beech trees along Bregagh Road between Armoy and Stranocum in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Bregagh Road is lined with 90 with beech trees twisted branches forming an arch over the road it makes for impressive photographs indeed. The Dark Hedges originated in the eighteenth century. The Stuart family planted the rows of beech trees designed to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their mansion, Gracehill house named after James Stewarts’ wife Grace Lynd. The roots of the trees were inspected leading to the discovery of dry and damaged roots which caused them to blow over. When the light is right and the crowds are gone, it’s a mystical feeling to stand on the silent road. When staring down from the bend, you can understand why the Dark Hedges has drawn so many visitors. It’s absolutely magical.