1. Japanese Maple in Portland, Oregon
If you’re having flashbacks to ‘Fern Gully’ or the room that’s made entirely out of candy in Willy Wonka you’re not alone, but this tree isn’t made of chocolate and sugar plums. What it IS is one of the most beautiful trees in the world according to many, and we can see why. The Japanese maple owes its vibrant colors and enormous leaves to decades of selective breeding by bonsai enthusiasts.