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Published on October 20, 2007

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The Wonderful- WONDEROUS Tree

                                                                                                                

 

World’s Largest Living Tree General Sherman a Giant Sequoia . Sequoiadendron giganteum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Sherman_tree Considered the l argest organism , as measured by the volume of its trunk (1487 cubic meters as of 2002 ). The tree is located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States , east of Visalia, California . The tree is believed to be approximately 2200 years old

General Sherman a Giant Sequoia . Sequoiadendron giganteum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Sherman_tree

Considered the l argest organism , as measured by the volume of its trunk (1487 cubic meters as of 2002 ).

The tree is located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States , east of Visalia, California .

The tree is believed to be approximately 2200 years old

 

 

 

Traveler’s Tree This tree grows like a giant open fan relative of the Banana tree. It is said .... If a traveler stands directly in front of a Traveler's Tree and makes a wish in "good spirit" - that wish will definitely come true! The name derives from the fact that a stem can be cut and the water inside can be drunk, hence good for thirsty travelers who need refreshment Originally from Madagascar

This tree grows like a giant open fan relative of the Banana tree.

It is said .... If a traveler stands directly in front of a Traveler's Tree and makes a wish in "good spirit" - that wish will definitely come true!

The name derives from the fact that a stem can be cut and the water inside can be drunk, hence good for thirsty travelers who need refreshment

Originally from Madagascar

                                                                                                                                                             

The Thickest Tree The Tule Tree, a Montezuma Cypress ( Taxodium mucronatum ) Found in Oaxaca Mexico Has a girth of 190 feet Diameter of 37 feet 1994 appeared to be dying, branches were falling off, leaves yellow Tree doctor called in Prescription = water

The Tule Tree, a Montezuma Cypress ( Taxodium mucronatum )

Found in Oaxaca Mexico

Has a girth of 190 feet

Diameter of 37 feet

1994 appeared to be dying, branches were falling off, leaves yellow

Tree doctor called in

Prescription = water

                                                                                                                                                             

Árbol del Tule The Tule Tree Legend says you can make out animals in the trunk- like elephants, jaguars, lions It’s nickname is Tree of Life                                                                                                                                                              

Legend says you can make out animals in the trunk- like elephants, jaguars, lions

It’s nickname is Tree of Life

                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                             

Rafiki’s Home

                                                                                                                                                             

Baobab The Baobab or Monkey Bread Tree Can grow up to 100 feet tall and 35 feet wide Used for water storage Leaves, seeds, fruit, roots area edible

The Baobab or Monkey Bread Tree

Can grow up to 100 feet tall and 35 feet wide

Used for water storage

Leaves, seeds, fruit, roots area edible

Largest Seeds The nut of the sea is so named because mariners often found them floating in the Indian Ocean long before the discovery of the Seychelles Islands off the coast of Africa in 1743. That led people to believe they came from a huge tree far beneath the sea.

Coco de Mer One seed can cost $1700.00 40-45 pounds Found in the shape of a double coconut Female tree does not produce fruit until 100 years old

One seed can cost $1700.00

40-45 pounds

Found in the shape of a double coconut

Female tree does not

produce fruit until

100 years old

Hyperion

World’s Tallest Tree http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/01/070123-redwoods-video.html Sept 7, 2006 THE CHAMPION: At 378.1 feet, Hyperion in Redwood National Park on North Coast towers 8 feet above The Stratosphere Giant http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/09/07/MNGQRL0TDV1.DTL

Julia Butterfly Hill http://www.circleoflifefoundation.org/education/kids/butterflys_tale.htm

Coniferous Trees Like many scientific names, the word conifer comes from the Latin words conus (cone) and ferre (to bear). The word literally means cone bearing. Like many scientific names, the word conifer comes from the Latin words conus (cone) and ferre (to bear). The word literally means cone bearing. Like many scientific names, the word conifer comes from the Latin words conus (cone) and ferre (to bear). The word literally means cone bearing.                        

Like many scientific names, the word conifer comes from the Latin words conus (cone) and ferre (to bear). The word literally means cone bearing.

Things made from Coniferous Trees Lumber Paper Cardboard Furniture You name something

Lumber

Paper

Cardboard

Furniture

You name something

Trees only scarred by fire Ponderosa Pine Jack Pine Lodgepole Pines http://www.windowsintowonderland.org/fire/teachers/treestalk.htm

Ponderosa Pine

Jack Pine

Lodgepole Pines

http://www.windowsintowonderland.org/fire/teachers/treestalk.htm

Awesome Trees http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/21/10-most-magnificent-trees-in-the-world/ http://spinning-jennie.com/bebboak/index. htm

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/21/10-most-magnificent-trees-in-the-world/

http://spinning-jennie.com/bebboak/index. htm

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