1,000 years is a long time…

1,000 years is a long time…

This tree was born when Christianity was only half it’s current age. It survivied World War I and II including the Nagasaki nuclear bomb which went off only a few miles away. It survivied the plague, the middle ages, the discovery of America, Kepler, Einstein, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Edison, Washington, man visiting the moon, the first movie, the first radio, the first successful transplant. It was here for 1,000 years before AIDS, 600 years before witch hunts, and has seen Haley’s Comet 11 times.

This tree is older than almost everything everyone on Earth thinks or learns about these days.

3 thoughts on “1,000 years is a long time…

  1. That is amazing, its such a good reminder that no matter what we as humans do, nature is always going to win out and outlast us all…

  2. Another clear reminder of how short our life, when the meet the real inhabitants of our planet. Another excellent example of long-trees, is the famous giant Sequoia, according to some scholars of one of these trees more than 5000 thousand years old, is impressive especially me ^ _ ^ !!!!, of course a pity that not everyone knows about it …

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