Archive for 18 January 2012

The Arboreal Long View   Leave a comment

The world’s oldest trees make a fit subject for a short post today. Check out that link. Spend a few minutes with images of ten trees alive for millennia.

Wikipedia went dark today in protest, political partisans continue to trade insults on the media stage, the global economy lumbers and stutters along, and humans are born, grow, discover, love, kill, invent, sing, go to war, paint, hate, create, die and come back to life. Ever had a sense of lifetime deja-vu?  As one of the Wise observed, “We keep coming back till we get it right.”

The trees are witnesses to so much of our mortal drama, and yet live lives almost unimaginably long in comparison with our few decades here.

Here’s a video link to a short (4-minute) link about some marvelous research into networks of trees which support and nourish each other:

Mother trees connect the forest

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