12 Jul 2012 – With Amazing Trees
To tree lovers and to all my fellow AT hikers, especially LOON, retired professor in Forestry. Will need him to identify the trees, so that Denise in Brisbane/Australia will be happy
Singapore: Bukit Brown cemetery has one of the many magnificent trees, hopefully the highway will be constructed around them as they are part of our ancestors!!
Monkey Pod trees. Some near my house were planted by Mark Twain in the 1800s – LOON 13 Jul
Singapore: Marine Parade Rd, Pulau Ubin and SIN Botanic Gardens/SBG
Malaysia: Kuching, Sarawak at Jalan Reservoir, Main Bazaar, Astana
USA: Honolulu, HI
Eucalyptus on the left and a Banyan Tree or “Strangler Fig” on the right. Banyan trees can start as a small plant in the crotch of another tree and grow down to the ground with its twisted roots as you see in this photo. Eventually it can outgrow and completely surround the host tree, in effect it will strangle its own host – LOON 14 Jul
Hong Kong & 江门Jiāngmén/China: where ancestral village and home is located
Australia: Karri Forest and the Margaret River area in WA
USA: South Carolina
Sweetgum trees in the fall in S. Carolina. (Liquidamber Styraciflua) Flows off the tongue when you say it like sugarcane molasses – LOON 13 Jul
Norway: OSL, Frognerbadet, Ole Vigs gt, Jacob Aalls gt, the only tree (birch) seen from the window where I sleep with a Buddy Car parked there for a few hours, an ideal car for cities! It is a nice surprise to see how these trees (excluding the one in Frognerbadet!) can grow in the middle of this concrete blocks and hard pavements!
Ireland: Co Dublin, Kerry & Meath
I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far – John Muir