Archive for Historic Trees

5 of the World’s Most Amazing Trees

When I saw this neat post (click link below), I realized I had actually seen all five species of trees in various parts of the world.

5 of the World’s Most Amazing Trees

Rainbow Eucalyptus tree along the Hana Highway on the island of Maui.

Rainbow Eucalyptus tree along the Hana Highway on the island of Maui.

One of the many species of banyan trees found in Singapore, the Ficus stricta, commonly referred to as a "strangler fig."

One of the many species of banyan trees found in Singapore, the Ficus stricta, commonly referred to as a “strangler fig.”
Bristlecone pines on the Mt Evans Scenic highway in the Colorado Rockies.

Bristlecone pines on the Mt Evans Scenic highway in the Colorado Rockies.

Baobob Tree by Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Baobob Tree by Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Redwood trees in John Muir Woods, north of San Francisco, CA.

Redwood trees in John Muir Woods, north of San Francisco, CA.

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Massive Sculptue of the Last Standing Tree from 2011 Tsunami

Massive Sculptue of the Last Standing Tree from 2011 Tsunami

By Christopher on March 11, 2013

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As cleanup continues two years after the deadly tsunami that struck Japan, a decision was made to preserve the memory of the miracle pine tree. The towering 88-foot tall pine tree was the last standing among a forest of 70,000 trees that were completely wiped out along the coast in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture. The tree survived for nearly 18 months after the tsunami but eventually died due to high levels of saline introduced into its environment, after which is was felled and giant molds were created to again form the trunk and branches as they stood when the tree was alive. The monument is set to be unveiled this week.

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