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“Disappointing”

Los Arboles Cuadrados (The Square Trees)
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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Saw the square trees 20 years ago and they were amazing. In 2014, a disappointment! Talked my travel group into making this hour side trip to walk down a difficult jungle path to see maybe 6 square trees....all others had been chopped down! The ones left have signs pointing to them saying, "square tree"! A total waste of time and money! Instead, check out an online article and picture. On the other hand, the hotel/restaurant site hasn't changed at all! The golden frogs also are gone due to a fungus. Thankfully, the few remaining frogs are being studied to see if they can be repopulated and a treatment found for the fungus.

Visited January 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“There are better walks; are the trees worth it?”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Entry to this venue is via the hotel where you pay your $4 fee. The walk is to the left as you leave the hotel through gate and down to a bridge over the small river. The trail itself is clear to follow and largely an easy surface but you do need some decent footwear on. The path leads uphill by the stream through some forested area and you the occasional wider view of the valley. Compared to much of the forests of the region this bit is nothing special. The "square" trees numbering about 4 are scattered about a small platform after crossing the stream again. They area strange shape but again are not so spectacular as the venue implies. The route then takes you back down to the hotel.
Frankly this country has miles of fantastic forest; you can see all sorts of botany and wildlife on a much bigger scale and variety by going elsewhere - all you do here is pay the hotel for a short walk and see a few slightly off-shape trees.
They are also still advertising having golden frogs at the hotel - they no longer have any. Our guide was not pleased at this venue either. I would not go back and to be honest do not recommend it.

Visited February 2014
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“nature's beautiful, the square trees are funny”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

If you epect to see 'square trees', you might be disappointed. The trees are not exactly round, but not exactly rectangular either. You could have a funny discussion about these trees, I think. I wonder how serious the inhabitants are about these trees...
But what we really enjoyed here, was the beautiful nature! We saw quite some animals (several species of birds, a tiger rat-snake and an active three-toed sloth) and many, many plants and trees!

Visited February 2014
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watford
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126 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Good walk”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

I'd never have believed it if I hadn't seen them for myself but they really are square. Apparently seedlings grown only a few meters from this place grow normally so this is meant to be the only place in the world where square trees grow. it is a lovely walk to get to them and it's not a difficult hike

Visited January 2014
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New Hampshire
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Jungle views”
Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

The trail is nothing from another world or amazing. But it is a nice walk through the jungle. The trees are not as you would think "square", but it is a nice walk for sure

Visited June 2013
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