POTD: Ancient Tree

Ancient Tree
Beijing, China

In the local tourist literature (that which is in the English language anyway) describes all the trees in the Forbidden City as “ancient.” I’m not sure what they mean by that, although one thing I saw on the internet mentioned a 400 year old tree. They also describe these as being pine trees when I believe here they would be considered some form of cedar or perhaps juniper. Nonetheless, I really liked some of the shapes, this one in particular.

4 thoughts on “POTD: Ancient Tree”

  1. I’m not sure, but I think some of my students consider me ancient. It is all about perspective. The tree looks like a juniper to me, but I’m certainly no expert. Nice photo.

    1. Randy, as in the situation with you and your students, you’d think that in a culture whose age can be measured in millennia a tree “only” a few centuries old would be considered quite young.

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