Botanic Superlatives: The Oldest Forest

March 09, 2012
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We're only two months in, and already it's proving to be a year of ancient botanic superlatives. First, there was the resurrection of a 32,000 year-old campion flower. Now, scientists have excavated a 385 million-year old forest, believed to be the world's oldest.

Botanic Superlatives: The Largest Forest of One

February 11, 2011
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Pinning a first-place ribbon on a plant can be difficult and an exercise in semantics. In today's case: What constitutes a single tree?