I ducking love oak trees. Went to a plantation is Louisiana called "Oak Alley" and dear lord was it beautiful. Look up some pics if you have time. Good story too. When they were settling the place they came across these two perpendicular oak alleys; sets of two rows of oaks planted in perfect lines. They lead from four directions into a central opening. Clearly they had been planted (I think like 1-2 hundred years before) to make four pathways leading to where the house would go, then the place was abandoned. So they set up camp there and built the plantation house in the place a house was obviously supposed to be. Beautiful area.
1,000 year old oak tree. For the curious: https://www.popsci.com/oak-tree-survived-hurricane-harvey
"In defense of plants" podcast had a pod about the origin of Oaks recently. It's a good listen if anyone wants to get their plant nerd on for 45 minutes.
That’s awesome. With time and some foresight you can make amazing things with natural plantings
Well at least you still have a tree.
Unless it dies
Thats such a cool idea to plant a tree when pregnant. That tree will hold a lot of stories and memories i'm imagining
Looks like someone getting strangled.
Feel like this tree has an attitude
Love the bowl cut.
My brother used to think these trees were monsters when we were little.
I could see it. They’re creepy.
I want one someday.
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)