Old 09-08-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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Ancient Trees

discovery of an ancient forest by a team of archeologists in Illinois

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7604721.stm

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The six forests straddle a period in Earth history 306 million years ago that saw a rapid shift from an icehouse climate with big polar ice caps to a greenhouse climate in which the ice caps would have melted.

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Old 09-08-2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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And the oldest living tree is in good ol' Sweden




But it did take root 3,500 years before god did his creation stuff!

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Old 09-08-2008, 02:48 PM   #3
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fascinating

I think that Swedish tree cheats tho

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Old 09-08-2008, 02:50 PM   #4
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The world's most retarded tree found on photobucket via google


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Old 09-08-2008, 02:50 PM   #5
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If you count clonal colony trees, the Pando tree colony in Utah is said to be 80,000 years old. Some other tree colonies that haven't been studied as extensively could be well over 1 million years old(!).

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Old 09-08-2008, 03:22 PM   #6
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I never knew as much about trees as I am learning right now clonal colony - sounds weird- is weird- and they say we have to go to other planets to find stuff like this?

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Old 09-08-2008, 03:23 PM   #7
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The world's most retarded tree found on photobucket via google

trying to see if this is real in any way at all- I assume it is photoshopped? it is very good

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Old 09-08-2008, 03:55 PM   #8
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The world's most retarded tree found on photobucket via google

Someone tell Treebeard the Entwives have been found.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:42 AM   #9
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trying to see if this is real in any way at all- I assume it is photoshopped? it is very good
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