Botanic Superlatives: The Oldest Tree

February 04, 2011
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Nestled high in the White Mountains of California is a botanically sacred grove. Populated with primeval pines that sprouted more than forty centuries ago, this "Forest of Ancients" is not where trees go to die. It's where they live forever. 

Botanic Notables: The Crooked Forest

November 07, 2010
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No one really knows why the trees, in a small corner of western Poland, have grown like this. The small forest of about 400 pine trees all grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of the trunks. For lack of a scientific name, the collection of curved trees is known as The Crooked Forest. Disconnected yet synchronized in the same direction, the grove has the effect of a post-modern espalier.