I just searched the web for ' indonesian trees'.
The first link i came across was the indonesian treeman.
Wow that's some special tree Talking about 'if a tree could talk' i think we may have found one.
Another thing i didn't knew.
(I'd have uploaded the pic but ATS uploads is really quirky and seldom works for me)
Not that it's seen any empires rise & fall in that time as there's been no human activity in that lonely place for that length of time. Tasmanian
wilderness can be virtually impenetrable, well prior to the recent rise of the bulldozers at least.
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Very cool, thanks for sharing. I have an Oak tree in my yard that is older than America. It is the most beautiful tree and I love having it in my
yard. I also love to climb up in it and watch the wildlife out back. Makes a great hunting location during hunting season as well.
Hey now. excellent work on trees here. Thanks for bringing them for us to jaw drop at. They are the sentinels of history as it were, having stood
guard over time itself.
I live on the west coast and have paid many forests a visit. There is a certain feeling one gets when standing in the presence of one of these ancient
denizens. If you are quiet and just open your mind you get this feeling of patience, of insignificance, of the Devine ( or something like that). That
the ground upon which you stand has been there undisturbed by cataclysm for millennia and this monster tree is proof that life goes on, somewhere.
By the way I would like to add a pic or two of the Methuselah tree so everyone at least knows what it actually looks like. I have visited it a number
of times. I know exactly where it is and what it looks like.
There is a bit of history I can relate about it from memory. The region of that forest was logged in the early 20th century and Methuselah escaped
only because it's wood was considered un suitable for the lumber industry. Sitting atop a ridge it has been exposed to the weather and acted like a
lightning rod for centuries. It is believed that this is what finally toppled the top of the tree in 1954 reducing its height from 225 feet to just
The bit of forest it occupies was home to some coastal Indians that left their mark nearby in the form of pestle holes in rock where they ground their
flour. The whole place is magical. Nowadays its exact location is being kept secret for fear of vandalism(???).
I get why. The tree is unprotected as it sits right off a main road. People drive by it all the time and unless you know exactly where to pull off
and go look, you'll never find it. In the past, people carved their name in its trunk and stomped all around its base, which BTW, is very, very bad
for the roots of any of the ancients. So don't do it. Just take pictures of the tree (by itself) from at least 30 feet away They were afraid that the
constant activity would finish it off so now they pretend to not know where it is. Other pictures on the web crack me up. They show the location to
be Sierra Nevada and their dried out stump of a dead tree is not the real Methuselah. Okay... I'll go with the flow too.
Edit: Take off your shoes, you are on Holy Ground:
Thanks so much for posting these. This was the morning wake-up I would love every day! Trees do indeed talk and my childhood was spent communing with
them in their loving arms. My mom is a tree-lover and always taught me the ways of the trees. My 5 year old hugs trees. He likes to talk to them and
touch them. He says they make whispering noises when he talks to them. Childhood imagination, or something more..? If he hears people trimming
branches, he gets very anxious and if they are cutting a tree down, he gets SUPER upset. The HOA recently removed a pine tree behind our house and he
was yelling at the workers out the window to stop hurting the tree. It was very upsetting for him.
One of the best ways to listen to them is to remove your shoes and either stand at their base (by the roots and moss) and lean against them, touching
the trunk with your palms in an embrace, or if you are more daring, climb up in them and sit in their many laps. They are incredibly supportive and
their bark feels amazing against your arms and cheek. You can hear their soul in your ear and their connection with our Mother Earth. They are rooted
in her and channel her energy.
It would be my dream to touch these ancient trees..I think I will make it my quest to hug at least one on your list.
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This thread is a good place to remind ourselves that man is the only animal who purposely destroys forests. It's a symptom of societal and individual
mental illness and retardation, and nobody in real power on a one-world level is doing anything about it (which speaks volumes for your one-world
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