Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Some monster trees - and the maple

A regular feature on my Test Tube project is Dr Markus Eichhorn's Guide to Trees.

Here's the latest, briefly discussing the Maple.

And speaking of trees, thought I'd take this chance to share a couple of trees encountered over the past 12 months.

First, this one in New Zealand called The McKinney Kauri which lays cliam to be 800 years old and a girth of 7.62 metres. Pretty big, bro!

And this Abies Grandis at Ardkinglas in Scotland, with a girth of 5.8m and height of 63m, lays claim to being Britain's tallest!?

1 comment:

  1. Impressive trees!
    There's a lime in a village graveyard near my hometown that was planted during the 30-Years War (according to the legend, a Swedish officer died there in 1631 or 32 and the strangely shaped tree marks his grave, so his lover would always find it). It has developed three trunks, is hollow and held together with chains and iron bars, but still alive - and HUGE: http://www.morgenpost.de/multimedia/archive/00059/85392_jpg_59269b.jpg