Trembling Giants

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    For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. (Martin Luther)

    source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_trees
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    1. Nathan Godding 51 months ago | reply

      Stunning! Beautiful infographic. Unfortunately the apostrophe in Earth's is going the wrong way...an easy fix

    2. jody-rodgers 51 months ago | reply

      very well done!

    3. ╠╣║ 51 months ago | reply

      nice but impossible to connect text with map dot.
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    4. Mike Cialowicz 51 months ago | reply

      Very cool, but difficult to figure out which tree corresponds to which point on the map. Following curvy lines through a mess of other curvy lines sucks.

    5. Flynn Wynn 50 months ago | reply

      I disagree. Great design.

    6. Amy Nieto 50 months ago | reply

      Beautiful. I just did a research on some of those trees and wow, what a fascinating concept!

      (found you via Stumbled Upon)

    7. Jeff_Stein 50 months ago | reply

      You have some very good designs. Nice work!

    8. rypat 50 months ago | reply

      good call on centering the map on the Pacific.
      balances out the upper graphics nicely.

    9. r.paola 50 months ago | reply

      great design!

    10. zkrasa 50 months ago | reply

      a couple of people are saying that it's hard to connect trees with places - i agree. think a simple way to fix this would be to give the lines different line weights, according to approximate age of the tree. the youngest gets the thinnest lines. that way it would be easy to see where the most old trees are!

    11. David Hart / ihartdave 50 months ago | reply

      Man, I love your work. Very inspirational.

    12. Cooky Yoon 50 months ago | reply

      nice work!!! very impressive

    13. a_saad 48 months ago | reply

      great work , well done !!

    14. jackie.hills 20 months ago | reply

      Nothing in Africa?

    15. Thud 9 months ago | reply

      Tufte would plotz. "Clever" presentations that make the information in an *info*graphic difficult if not impossible to extract should be avoided. Another snippet of text in the list for the location of each tree; or a number for each tree in the list and a corresponding icon on the map; or putting the map in the middle of the page, with part of the list above and part below... Each of these small tweaks would massively increase comprehensibility.

    16. erythraean 3 weeks ago | reply

      Africa's climates aren't conducive to producing the kind of long-living tree and bush species you find elsewhere in the world. It's the same reason why fossil evidence and archaeological digs are hard to come by there, relative to other locations in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The environment is harsh. Such old trees need a perfect and delicate balance to be able to thrive and survive for thousands of years. Not to mention that these species that live the longest aren't indigenous to Africa.

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