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Very Special Trees 
My Tree Live Oak Tree

My Tree
Very Special Trees Is a tree, by virtue of the length of time under stress to
attain champion size, more likely to be stress tolerant?

"I would have to say yes because the tree has survived 

the test of time and during that period of time it has had

to grow during stress periods." 
                                                     Francis R. Gouin, Ph.D.

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Wollemi Pine

The Living Dinosaur Tree

The Wollemo Pine Gallery

Bristlecone Pine
The Oldest Living Tree

Plans to Clone the Oldest Living Tree


The Giant Sequoia
See Foot Note Below
The Amazing Redwood Trees
Ancient Kauri Trees
The Lord of the Forest"
"Tane Mahuta"
Pecan Tree
The Champion Tree Project
The Big Tree
Cork Suber
To see two Cork Suber Trees, visit the
Union State Bank, Main Street, Kerrville, Tx
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Ginkgo - The Maidenhair Tree
The Bonsai Tree

Most Massive Living Organism
A Grove of an Aspen Tree


The Most Ancient Tree
Dwarf Trees
Foot Note

Coastal Redwoods and Giant Sequoia Trees
A few Years ago, researchers discovered that the giant coastal redwoods can create rain by condensing heavy fog, enabling the life - saving water to reach their roots. Now research has revealed that the tallest trees in the world actually drink from the clouds that hover over the coast for much of the dry season. Essentially these tall giants have two ends that take in water -- the top and the bottom.... and may explain how they
achieve the giant heights. Cloud drinking is the key in enabling the mammoth trees to grow as high as 37 stories. Current research suggest that a tree's ability to siphon water from the roots to its canopy -- against gravity and friction -- is one of the most limiting factors in how tall trees are able to grow. Theory says you can't transport water that high. Yet trees do it all the time. Research continues to study this phenomenon further to
see how much water these 2000 year old trees absorb through their branches and needles. The closes estimate is.
It is a bunch !

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