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#1 Mandrew968

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:43 AM

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:51 AM

Cool! That cypress is insane. Posted Image
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#3 Mandrew968

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:12 AM

Cool! That cypress is insane. Posted Image


I agree. That cypress and that super old bristlecone pine are insane--sad that there was an older tree cut down in the 60's...
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:01 AM

I have seen that giant Montezuma cypress -- El Tule -- in person. It is unbelievable! Thanks for sharing this, Andrew. I have to wonder, though, why there weren't any redwoods or sequoias in the list.

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#5 Mandrew968

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:13 AM

I have seen that giant Montezuma cypress -- El Tule -- in person. It is unbelievable! Thanks for sharing this, Andrew. I have to wonder, though, why there weren't any redwoods or sequoias in the list.

Jody


Yeah, there were a few questionable trees on the list--a couple, it seems, are there just for the significance linked to the tree. If you take away the events that have nothing to do with the tree itself, they don't seem impressive. Redwoods need no story to go with them and General Sherman should have definitely made the list IMO.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

RadioLab did an episode call "Oops" a year or two ago; one of the stories involves the rather depressing circumstances of the felling of Prometheus and the fallout after...

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The Prometheus story starts just after the 15:00 mark.
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