The Sad Tale of the Tree of Ténéré
May 10, 2010 4:26 AM Subscribe
posted by twoleftfeet (38 comments total)
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The tree of Ténéré
was the most isolated tree in the world. Standing there
in the Sahara Desert, it had once been part of a lush and populated
forest, but as fortunes changed and other trees disappeared, it stood alone in a barren desert, 120 miles from any other tree, an isolated landmark for caravan routes for hundreds for years (1
It was hit by a drunk driver in 1973.
Now, how bad is your day when you hit the only tree for 120 miles? And how bad is it for a tree to almost survive so much?