The fossil record does not support an evolutionary origin for trees from non-tree plant forms. The earliest trees found in the fossil record were well developed, and no plausible explanation exists to overcome the enormous odds against their evolutionary origins from single-celled ancestors. It is concluded that when the fossil record, tree ecology, global Flood, and complex biochemical systems are analyzed within a Biblical worldview, the data are consistent with the Genesis account that God directly created trees. The first trees existing in the fossil record were clearly trees. Furthermore, an enormous gap exists between trees and all other plant forms. Trees are unique creations and a critical part of the biosphere designed for life as we know it.