Peattie, Donald Culross - Age, Conservation, Ecology, Life, Nature, Trees
"True, too that the Bigtree lives longer, but Redwoods live long enough to awe the mind. A Redwood has a normal life expectancy of 1000 to 1500 years. The oldest specimen whose rings have been counted is estimated to be 2200 years old... So that tree began to grow when Hannibal was taking his elephants over the Alps; it was more than 200 years old at the birth of Jesus."
- from A Natural History of Western Trees (1950)
- Donald Culross Peattie (American author, botanist, and naturalist; b. 1898 - d. 1964)
Glossary of Quotations (Quotes), Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings: Age, Conservation, Ecology, Forestry, Life, Natural Resources, Nature, Religion, Science, Trees
Added: Tue Mar 18 2008
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