The Wonderful- WONDEROUS Tree
                                                                                                                
 
World’s Largest Living Tree <ul><li>General Sherman  a  Giant Sequoia .  Sequoiadendron giganteum </li></ul><ul><li>http:/...
 
 
 
Traveler’s Tree <ul><li>This tree grows like a giant open fan relative of the Banana tree.  </li></ul><ul><li>It is said ....
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The Thickest Tree <ul><li>The Tule Tree, a Montezuma Cypress ( Taxodium mucronatum )  </li></ul><ul><li>Found in Oaxaca Me...
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Árbol del Tule The Tule Tree <ul><li>Legend says you can make out animals in the trunk- like elephants, jaguars, lions </l...
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Rafiki’s Home
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Baobab <ul><li>The Baobab or Monkey Bread Tree </li></ul><ul><li>Can grow up to 100 feet tall and 35 feet wide </li></ul><...
Largest Seeds The nut of the sea is so named because mariners often found them floating in the Indian Ocean long before th...
Coco de Mer <ul><li>One seed can cost $1700.00 </li></ul><ul><li>40-45 pounds  </li></ul><ul><li>Found in the shape of a d...
Hyperion
World’s Tallest Tree http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/01/070123-redwoods-video.html Sept 7, 2006  THE CHAMPION...
Julia Butterfly Hill http://www.circleoflifefoundation.org/education/kids/butterflys_tale.htm
Coniferous Trees <ul><li>Like many scientific names, the word  conifer  comes from the Latin words  conus  (cone) and  fer...
Things made from Coniferous Trees <ul><li>Lumber </li></ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Cardboard </li></ul><ul><li>Fur...
Trees only scarred by fire <ul><li>Ponderosa Pine </li></ul><ul><li>Jack Pine </li></ul><ul><li>Lodgepole Pines </li></ul>...
Awesome Trees <ul><li>http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/21/10-most-magnificent-trees-in-the-world/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:/...
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The Wonderful Wonderous Tree

  1. 1. The Wonderful- WONDEROUS Tree
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  3. 4. World’s Largest Living Tree <ul><li>General Sherman a Giant Sequoia . Sequoiadendron giganteum </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Sherman_tree </li></ul><ul><li>Considered the l argest organism , as measured by the volume of its trunk (1487 cubic meters as of 2002 ). </li></ul><ul><li>The tree is located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States , east of Visalia, California . </li></ul><ul><li>The tree is believed to be approximately 2200 years old </li></ul>
  4. 8. Traveler’s Tree <ul><li>This tree grows like a giant open fan relative of the Banana tree. </li></ul><ul><li>It is said .... If a traveler stands directly in front of a Traveler's Tree and makes a wish in &quot;good spirit&quot; - that wish will definitely come true! </li></ul><ul><li>The name derives from the fact that a stem can be cut and the water inside can be drunk, hence good for thirsty travelers who need refreshment </li></ul><ul><li>Originally from Madagascar </li></ul>
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  6. 10. The Thickest Tree <ul><li>The Tule Tree, a Montezuma Cypress ( Taxodium mucronatum ) </li></ul><ul><li>Found in Oaxaca Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Has a girth of 190 feet </li></ul><ul><li>Diameter of 37 feet </li></ul><ul><li>1994 appeared to be dying, branches were falling off, leaves yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Tree doctor called in </li></ul><ul><li>Prescription = water </li></ul>
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  8. 12. Árbol del Tule The Tule Tree <ul><li>Legend says you can make out animals in the trunk- like elephants, jaguars, lions </li></ul><ul><li>It’s nickname is Tree of Life </li></ul>                                                                                                                                                             
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  11. 15. Rafiki’s Home
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  13. 17. Baobab <ul><li>The Baobab or Monkey Bread Tree </li></ul><ul><li>Can grow up to 100 feet tall and 35 feet wide </li></ul><ul><li>Used for water storage </li></ul><ul><li>Leaves, seeds, fruit, roots area edible </li></ul>
  14. 18. Largest Seeds The nut of the sea is so named because mariners often found them floating in the Indian Ocean long before the discovery of the Seychelles Islands off the coast of Africa in 1743. That led people to believe they came from a huge tree far beneath the sea.
  15. 19. Coco de Mer <ul><li>One seed can cost $1700.00 </li></ul><ul><li>40-45 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Found in the shape of a double coconut </li></ul><ul><li>Female tree does not </li></ul><ul><li>produce fruit until </li></ul><ul><li>100 years old </li></ul>
  16. 20. Hyperion
  17. 21. World’s Tallest Tree http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/01/070123-redwoods-video.html Sept 7, 2006 THE CHAMPION: At 378.1 feet, Hyperion in Redwood National Park on North Coast towers 8 feet above The Stratosphere Giant http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/09/07/MNGQRL0TDV1.DTL
  18. 22. Julia Butterfly Hill http://www.circleoflifefoundation.org/education/kids/butterflys_tale.htm
  19. 23. Coniferous Trees <ul><li>Like many scientific names, the word conifer comes from the Latin words conus (cone) and ferre (to bear). The word literally means cone bearing. </li></ul>Like many scientific names, the word conifer comes from the Latin words conus (cone) and ferre (to bear). The word literally means cone bearing. Like many scientific names, the word conifer comes from the Latin words conus (cone) and ferre (to bear). The word literally means cone bearing.                        
  20. 24. Things made from Coniferous Trees <ul><li>Lumber </li></ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Cardboard </li></ul><ul><li>Furniture </li></ul><ul><li>You name something </li></ul>
  21. 25. Trees only scarred by fire <ul><li>Ponderosa Pine </li></ul><ul><li>Jack Pine </li></ul><ul><li>Lodgepole Pines </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.windowsintowonderland.org/fire/teachers/treestalk.htm </li></ul>
  22. 26. Awesome Trees <ul><li>http://www.neatorama.com/2007/03/21/10-most-magnificent-trees-in-the-world/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://spinning-jennie.com/bebboak/index. htm </li></ul>

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