The Bodhi Tree, under which the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. The Bodhi Tree is a Sacred Fig, Ficus religiosa, a species which is viewed as sacred by Buddhists, Hindus and Jains. The original died long ago, and has been replaced again and again as the older ones have died or been destroyed. Cuttings from these Bodhi Trees have been planted all over the world.
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, a Sacred Fig in Sri Lanka that is said to be grown from the original Bodhi Tree.
The Glastonbury Thorn is a particular kind of Hawthorn tree found around Glastonbury, England. The original is said to have been grown from the staff carried by Joseph of Arimathea.
Donar’s Oak was a tree venerated by the Germanic, pre-Christian peoples of what is now south-western Germany. Like many Indo-European cultures, the Germanic peoples believed oak trees were sacred, and associated them with thunder gods (Donar is another name for Thor). The tree was destroyed by Saint Boniface, and its wood used to build a church.
Little Cedar Spirit Tree, growing from the shore of Lake Superior in what is now Minnesota. The tree is held as sacred by the Ojibwe, and is off-limits to visitors without an Ojibwe guide.