While I like to plant native species in my gardens I can't help but want to try and add a few of these Japanese Maple to my forest where I have removed the undergrowth and overcrowded small trees. It would really be a standout!
Giant Sequoias [wiki] (Sequoiadendron giganteum), which only grow in Sierra Nevada, California, are the worlds biggest trees (in terms of volume). The biggest is General Sherman [wiki] in the Sequoia National Park one behemoth of a tree at 275 feet m
Baobab: the common name of a genus (Adansonia) containing eight species of trees, native to Madagascar, mainland Africa and Australia. Also known as the Bottle Tree, the trees typically store around 300 liters of water and often live over 500 years.