Pando, also known as The Trembling Giant, is a clonal colony of a single quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) determined to be a single living organism by identical
genetic markers and assumed to have one massive underground root system.
The plant is estimated to weigh collectively 6,000,000 kg (6,600 short
tons). The root system of Pando, at an estimated 80,000 years old, is
among the oldest known living organisms. Pando is located 1 mile
southwest of Fish Lake on Utah’s Route 25, in the Fremont River Ranger
District of the Fishlake National Forest, at the western edge of the
Colorado Plateau in South-Central Utah,
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Another cool thing: all of the trees in this forest drop their leaves at exactly the same time!
I feel terrified for reasons I can’t quite pin down
This sounds like the beginning of a horror novel.
Sounds like the beginning of a beautiful story. Wonder all the things that tree remembers feeling. Imagine if it grew itself into a forest to protect something or someone living in its heart. A child, or the last living family of elves.
Wow this is amazing
I can’t understand why so many responses to something strange and wonderful in Nature are along the lines of “I’m terrified”…