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Sun Jan 25, 2015, 02:22 AM

The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World

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Living up to 500 years, these bizarre trees are unique to the island of Socotra. Growing in severe conditions, the tree has raised its branches upward over time in an effort to obtain moisture from the highland mists. Once part of a vast forest, these remaining trees are now classified as endangered.

The Bowthorpe Oak is a massively thick, millennium-old tree in Lincolnshire, England that once was rumored to hold three dozen people in its enormous, hollowed-out trunk. Beth Moon photographed the leafy giant some 15 years ago and was struck by its solemn nobility and overwhelming presence. Thus began a pilgrimage that would take her around the world to document the planetís most ancient trees.

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Reply The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World (Original post)
mfcorey1 Jan 2015 OP
pacalo Jan 2015 #1
mfcorey1 Jan 2015 #2
McCamy Taylor Jan 2015 #3
pacalo Jan 2015 #5
Cha Jan 2015 #4
Cha Jan 2015 #9
mfcorey1 Jan 2015 #13
Cha Jan 2015 #14
mackerel Jan 2015 #6
Cha Jan 2015 #10
mackerel Jan 2015 #15
Cha Jan 2015 #19
C Moon Jan 2015 #7
Hekate Jan 2015 #8
xchrom Jan 2015 #11
lob1 Jan 2015 #12
mackerel Jan 2015 #16
lob1 Jan 2015 #17
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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 02:39 AM

1. Mother Nature was apparently having nightmares when she created those trees.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 02:41 AM

2. They are twisted!

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Response to pacalo (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 03:00 AM

3. Or being controlled by the flying spaghetti monster

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 03:10 AM

5. ...while on acid.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 03:01 AM

4. Adore Trees.. Especially old ones.. Mahalo, mfcorey!


The Sentinels of St. Edwards. Stow-on-the-Wold, England, 2005.
Planted sometime in the 18th century, these two yews are probably survivors of a celebrated, formal avenue that led to the door of the church.


Here's the Tunnel of Trees on our Island.. not as ancient as yours but interesting.. especially since they came back after they got wiped out in Hurricanes Iwa in 1982 and Iniki on 9/11/92!


Historic, picturesque and inspiring all-in-one, the Tunnel of Trees on Kauai leads the way along Highway 520 to Poipu Beach. Tall eucalyptus trees line Maluhia Road near Koloa, creating a dense, green corridor toward South Shore Kauai. In 1992, when Hurricane Iniki hit Kauai and the rest of Hawaii, the canopy of the Tunnel of Trees was damaged. Today, the trees have once again flourished and create a complete tunnel with closed top.

Over a century ago, Scottish businessman and cattle rancher Walter Duncan McBryde donated over 500 eucalyptus trees from his estate for the beautification of Maluhia Road. McBryde co-founded the McBryde Sugar Company, managed the Kauai Pineapple Company, and also donated Kukuiolono Park to Kauai residents. Today, McBryde is buried near the 8th hole of Kukuiolono Golf Course. Two hurricanes have damaged the tree tunnel, one in 1982 and another in 1992. The trees have since regrown to a full state.

http://www.discoverhawaiitours.com/attractions/tunnel-of-trees/

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 04:11 AM

9. So no comment about these trees? :)

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 07:04 AM

13. Their beauty speaks silently in all of their magnificence! Mother nature at

her best for those of us who love trees.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 07:45 AM

14. ..

Okay then.. we agree on trees~

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 03:25 AM

6. The Dark Hedges in NI, one of the most beautiful drives

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Response to mackerel (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 04:12 AM

10. Oh wow.. those beat my trees on Kauai upthread, mackeral.. mahalo! :)

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 12:35 PM

15. I'd still love to see the ones in Kauai!

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Response to mackerel (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 07:52 PM

19. Come on over! :)

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 03:43 AM

7. Awesome!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 04:07 AM

8. Wonderful photos. I love trees too. nt

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 04:34 AM

11. du rec.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 04:53 AM

12. The oldest trees are bristlecone pines here in California.

The Methuselah tree is 5,000 years old.

www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness.../photos/.../methuselah‎

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Response to lob1 (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 12:38 PM

16. What is 403 Forbidden?

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Response to mackerel (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 04:30 PM

17. Sorry, I don't know why that link doesn't work. He's another one.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 06:03 PM

18. Wow they're older than the Redwoods we have up here in Calaveras.

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