On the Wrong Side of Environmental History. Who is responsible for the annihilation of our last big trees? A main culprit is Weyerhaeuser, the American tree cutting corporation and one of the world's principal destroyers of ancient forests.
The majority of tree species are angiosperms.There are about 1000 species of gymnosperm trees, including conifers, cycads, ginkgophytes and gnetales; they produce seeds which are not enclosed in fruits, but in open structures such as pine cones, and many have tough waxy leaves, such as pine needles.
A road runs straight through Bunut Bolong, a sacred banyan tree in West Bali. Engineers insisted the land the tree grew on was the best place for the road, so Hindu worshippers — who are forbidden from cutting down holy trees — prayed for forgiveness for the giant hole.