21 January 2011

Outlasting Civilisations

How old is the oldest tree? Wikimedia gives a quick guide. Maybe 6,000 years if carbon dating of baobabs is correct. Imagine touching a living tree that someone else slept under 6,000 years ago.

By Zigomar (Own work)
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2 comments:

  1. OMG! Those trees are so fabulous! They don't even look real! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I saw a photo of them on a documentary and just had to have an avenue of ancient trees. A photo seemed an achievable compromise :)

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