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. Amy Nieto 62 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)

    2. Jeff_Stein 62 months ago | reply

      You have some very good designs. Nice work!

    3. rypat 62 months ago | reply

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

    4. r.paola 62 months ago | reply

      great design!

    5. zkrasa 62 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!

    6. David Hart / ihartdave 62 months ago | reply

      Man, I love your work. Very inspirational.

    7. Cooky Yoon 61 months ago | reply

      nice work!!! very impressive

    8. a_saad 59 months ago | reply

      great work , well done !!

    9. jackie.hills 32 months ago | reply

      Nothing in Africa?

    10. Thud 20 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.

    11. erythraean 12 months 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.

    12. jackie.hills 7 months ago | reply

      @erythraean I live in Africa and know about their trees. Don't 6000 year old baobabs count? inhabitat.com/grab-a-drink-inside-a-6000-year-old-baobab-...

    13. jackie.hills 7 months ago | reply

      @erythraean I live in Africa and know about their trees. Don't 6000 year old baobabs count? inhabitat.com/grab-a-drink-inside-a-6000-year-old-baobab-...

    14. erythraean 7 months ago | reply

      @jackie.hills It's only a little over 1000 years old (en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunland_Baobab, and it's sourced). Which is still old to be sure, but it's not a species specifically known for having several long-living individuals (past 1000 years). Idk where that 6000 years came from on that article.

    15. jackie.hills 7 months ago | reply

      yep there is some discrepancy. One on a farm near me makes claims of 2000 years old with carbon dating but I have not seen the results. This is what I can find on the testing for the sunland specimen.
      www.bigbaobab.co.za/baobab_facts

    16. jackie.hills 7 months ago | reply

      Also look at Chapmans baobab in Botswana - claiming 4000 - 6000 years old ten-thousand-trees.blogspot.com/

    17. jackie.hills 7 months ago | reply

      Seems most newer research articles support the 1000-1500 year old claim and not the older research. Lol I have been out of it too long!!!

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