By Anna Lewington, Edward Parker
"Among the entire diversified productions with which Nature has decorated the surfaces of the earth, none awakens our sympathies, or pursuits our mind's eye so powerfully as these venerable bushes, which appear to have stood the lapse of ages." - John Muir, 1868
A attention-grabbing party of the the various oldest residing organisms in the world, from the grand Oaks of Europe and powerful Redwoods of California to Africas upside-down Baobab tree, and from the Ginkgos of China and Korea to the Olive tree, the global image of peace.
Ancient timber covers these species of tree that experience lived for greater than one thousand years: the Redwood, Bristlecone pine, Montezuma Cypress, the Monkey Puzzle, Amazonian Ancients, Yew, Oak, candy Chestnut, Lime, Olive, Welwitschia, the Baobab, Kauri, Totara, Antarctic Beech, the Fig, Cedar, and Ginkgo.
Anna Lewington, the well known author on all issues botanical, and prime natural world photographer Edward Parker offer an illuminating and visually amazing heritage of every tree species, together with the place the long-living species can nonetheless be came upon, the timber botanical info, and its legendary institutions.
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The seagoing marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus), for example, travels up to 100 km inland from the Pacific Ocean to create nests on these moss mats (Whitworth et al. 2000). Spirituality and Life-Giving Forces Humans have long recognized the irreplaceable functions of trees, often assigning them a sacred value in their cultures and linking them to spirituality and religion. In sacred writings, trees are presented as symbols or manifestations of divine knowledge, connecting heaven to earth.
Ancient Trees: Trees That Live for 1,000 Years by Anna Lewington, Edward Parker