Trees are more likely than not to be boring subjects for photos. Sometimes lighting and shape come together though to make for a good picture. Here are some that I think turned out nice in large part because of the environment and not so much the tree itself.
The first three are from Joshua Tree National Park. The fourth was on a trail in the Grand Canyon. And the fifth tree picture was taken on a camping trip in Killbear National Park. This particular scene appeared right behind my tent and only lasted for a few moments right after the rain stopped.