NSFL I'm gonna be sick ...
Could have been sick, and they're protecting the other trees from getting diseased.
Or they could just be dicks.
Edit: Actually, it's not even the same tree. The top photo only has two trunks, the bottom has 4. You would totally see one of the smaller ones if it were the same.
Huh, wonder why they did that.
HOLY CRAP!!! That is surreal, like a living cathedral. The perspective is incredible!
Edit: +1 where is this? I assume it's a banyan but they are usually in forests.
Sorry for the lack of info, this is a Ficus Virens (White Fig) estimated at around 300+ years old.
The girth is around 31m
The height is around 36m
And the crown spread is around 45m.
And it is located in Austraya.
Its the great deku tree
There's a bunch in random places in Hawaii. That's my guess, anyway.
Seeing some there is one of the favorite memories of my lifetime. They're amazing trees.
Hey everyone :)
One of your nice people got lost and ended up in /sub/trees. You can and pick him up whenever you want, until then we take good care of him. It's a lovely guy :) See you soon.
One of the most wholesome inside jokes on Reddit. Always makes me smile! :)
We talked him into doing some dabs. You'll get him back when he comes back down from the dabaverse.
How's he liking it over at /sub/trees though?
Honestly laughed out loud. Look at nature bringing us all together in a wholesome way!
This would make a great album cover
Washingtonia robusta* aka the Mexican Fan Palm. Beautiful specimen.
So I can assume /sub/trees came first? I was confused about the title for a second.
Yes. And this sub had a good spirit and just went with the joke when it was created.
I tried to find some information about it before posting and found an article about the reserve it's in. It mentions the 7 protected beeches (of which this is one) and says they're 200-250 years old. Here's a link! It's in Czech, but Google translate made some sense of it.
That said, the article could be wrong. It's definitely very old though!
Yo, that's awesome, how do you know it's 250 years old though?
(Hard to tell scale in this picture, but it looks like 32(ish) diameter which would make me think it's not that old, but still pretty damn old.)
Edit: Lot of cool responses here. Props to op for sure.
No good way to tell just by looking at it. Diameter is not a good indicator, as trees, including trees of the same species, grow at hugely varying rates based on a lot of different factors. The largest trees in the world are definitely not the oldest. Props to you op for at least having something to kinda backup your title.
What a beautiful marriage of two subreddits.
Fuck prison. Someone give these guys an award.
Someone took /sub/trees a little too literal
I didn't know this phenomenon existed! Where can one see this! Super cool!
According to the Wikipedia page, mechanical damage and the trees use light sensing to aid their growth, over time you get this (only certain species do this)
Imagine what it would be like to stand at the forest floor looking up at this giant.
EDIT: It has come to my attention that this isn't Hyperion, but just another tall tree. Well, I still think this tree is beautiful, and it looks damn tall regardless.
Isn't the exact location of this tree somewhat confidential? To keep poachers and such from finding it?
You're thinking of the oldest tree. The location of Hyperion is known; GPS coordinates are in the wiki article
The tree depicted is called 'Lauralyn', and is located along the South Fork Eel River, nowhere near the actual hyperion tree, said to be located near 'Little Lost Man Creek', in the northern watershed of Redwood Creek. Furthermore, the real Hyperion tree is actually similar in size to her neighbours, and is reputedly indistinguishable from the ground.
I love this. Seasons are the best!
This would be an excellent album cover for Vivaldi.
OP this is dope, do you have others like it? Also can we see the full winter pic?
I WAS CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT THIS SUBREDDIT WAS ABOUT NOW I GET IT AND I AM GENUINELY PLEASED BY ITS EXISTANCE.
I do urban forestry in the Bay and this photo really moved me. It's why we do what we do!
The best time to plant a tree was 15 years ago. The best best time is today.
Great is the man who plants a tree knowing he'll never sit in the shade.
That's all I got. Two loosely related tree based m misquotes with no original author attribution
That's right! I do too.
I think you meant "the second best time is today" but the sentiment still holds.