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In the Language of Trees: How Plants Can Teach Us to Communicate. Extinct tree grows anew from ancient jar of seeds unearthed by archaeologists. For thousands of years, Judean date palm trees were one of the most recognizable and welcome sights for people living in the Middle East -- widely cultivated throughout the region for their sweet fruit, and for the cool shade they offered from the blazing desert sun.

Extinct tree grows anew from ancient jar of seeds unearthed by archaeologists

From its founding some 3,000 years ago, to the dawn of the Common Era, the trees became a staple crop in the Kingdom of Judea, even garnering several shout-outs in the Old Testament. Judean palm trees would come to serve as one of the kingdom's chief symbols of good fortune; King David named his daughter, Tamar, after the plant's name in Hebrew. By the time the Roman Empire sought to usurp control of the kingdom in 70 AD, broad forests of these trees flourished as a staple crop to the Judean economy -- a fact that made them a prime resource for the invading army to destroy. Sadly, around the year 500 AD, the once plentiful palm had been completely wiped out, driven to extinction for the sake of conquest.

Oliveira mais antiga de Portugal nasceu há 3350 anos. Um misto de respeito e perplexidade são inevitáveis quando se observa um dos seres vivos mais antigos de Portugal.

Oliveira mais antiga de Portugal nasceu há 3350 anos

Foi recentemente datado como tendo a espantosa idade de 3350 anos, como se pode ler na página online do Instituto de Conservação da Natureza e Florestas. É uma oliveira. Geoff Lawton - An animation coming straight out of my... Trees form friendships and remember their experiences. Les 16 arbres les plus spectaculaires du monde. Il y a beaucoup de raisons d’aimer les arbres : ils transforment le dioxyde de carbone en l’oxygène que nous respirons, ils nous offrent une ombre fraîche lors des chaudes journées, ils sont le refuge de centaines de petits animaux et, en plus, certains sont particulièrement beaux.

Les 16 arbres les plus spectaculaires du monde

Qu’il s’agisse d’arbres ou d’arbustes, Sympa-sympa.com ne peut laisser passer l’occasion de partager avec toi ces sublimes photos, qui nous montrent leur incroyable, étonnante et incomparable beauté. Rhododendron âgé de 125 ans, Canada Jacaranda (Flamboyant bleu) en fleur Glycine âgée de 144 ans, Japon Arbres inclinés par le vent, Nouvelle Zélande. Träden hämtar sina tankar från roten. Bästsäljaren ”Trädens hemliga liv” har redan fått kritiker att utbrista att Peter Wohlleben har återgett skogen dess själ.

Träden hämtar sina tankar från roten

Bokens rön skulle kunna vara ett led i en förändring av vår syn på växter i allmänhet och träd i synnerhet. The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate. Trees dominate the world’s the oldest living organisms.

The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate

Since the dawn of our species, they have been our silent companions, permeating our most enduring tales and never ceasing to inspire fantastical cosmogonies. Hermann Hesse on What Trees Teach Us About Belonging and Life. I woke up this morning to discover a tiny birch tree rising amidst my city quasi-garden, having overcome unthinkable odds to float its seed over heaps of concrete and glass, and begin a life in a meager oasis of soil.

Hermann Hesse on What Trees Teach Us About Belonging and Life

Trees - Words by Hermann Hesse. Krönika: Jag ser aldrig skogen som bara träd igen. Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other. Beth Moon Photographs The World’s Oldest Trees Illuminated By Starlight. Ancient trees affected by cosmic rays are the subject of The “Diamond Nights” project by San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon.

Beth Moon Photographs The World’s Oldest Trees Illuminated By Starlight

Moon has spent the last 14 years photographing the world’s oldest trees in daylight, but this series captures them at night. Her photos feature primarily baobab and quiver trees in South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. “Our relationship to the wild has always played an important role in my work. This series was inspired by two fascinating, scientific studies that connect tree growth with celestial movement and astral cycles,” explains Moon on her website.

The first study concluded that cosmic radiation impacts tree growth even more than annual temperature or rainfall; the second found that tree buds change size and shape directly correlating to the moon and planets. A guide lead Moon to each location during the day. More info: bethmoon.com | Facebook | Amazon (h/t: mymodmet) Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email. Pretty much all apples can be traced back to two trees in Kazakhstan, and they're our only hope. There are currently 7,500 varieties of apples in the world today – incredibly though, basically every single one of these can be traced back to a Mother and Father tree in a mysterious Kazakhstan forest.

Pretty much all apples can be traced back to two trees in Kazakhstan, and they're our only hope

Almaty is a city in Southern Kazakhstan, nestled in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. Its name literally translates to ‘Father of Apples’, but now we know that nomenclature is truer than we ever suspected. This species was born deep in the heart of the Tien Shen forests – where dense covers of apple trees dominated the hilly, remote mountain ranges. Aerial view of the Tien Shan forests (Source: Dave’s Garden) This area, even to this day, has a staggering diversity of apple varieties types. Here, no two trees produce the same flavoured apple.