Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 29, 2019

The End Is Near for One of Sweden’s Oldest Trees

Atlas Obscura reports

THE OLD OAK TREE KNOWN as the Kvill Oak or Rumskulla Oak has skeletal limbs and a hollow heart. The tree has stood in the Swedish city of Kalmar for hundreds of years—maybe close to 1,000, maybe more—and each of those years seems to be written in its branches and bark. Sometime over the centuries, fungi apparently feasted on its heartwood, the deep core of its trunk. Since then, the graceful, arching branches have become less and less green. Last year, only a single one sprouted leaves, The Local reported.

Read full story at  The End Is Near for One of Sweden’s Oldest Trees – Atlas Obscura


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