Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Mary's Tree and More

She says:

This is my neighbor Matt's tree. I love it year round but today in the sun it's spectacular.

Mary's Tree Part 2

Mary posted this tree photo on Facebook and Jorge responded with his own:

  He said:  "This is a millenary dragon's tree in Tenerife, we're just back from the island. It's trully amazing to stand near it. Always green though."

About this tree from a tourism website:

It was believed that the millenary Dragon Tree of Icod de los Vinos was 3000 years old, but the truth is that there is no research corroborating this. Recent researches indicate that its age is between 800 and 1000 years. In 1917 it was declared a national monument. Since Roman times, the millenary Dragon Tree of Icod de los Vinos was very exploited due to its resin, which when condensing, acquires a bloodlike color to which healing properties are ascribed. Nowadays it receives all the proper cares, as the Dragon Tree was so exploited that now is seriously ill and internally hollow. Those responsible for taking care of it have installed an internal ventilation system to eliminate possible infection problems. Farmers in the area consider the millenary Dragon Tree of Icod de los Vinos is a biological clock; they say that according to its flowering the Dragon Tree predicts good or bad harvest. Anecdotally, it is said that in years of good flowering it can bear up to 1.500 bouquets. If you are planning to go on vacation to Tenerife, you cannot miss the millenary Dragon Tree of Icod de los Vinos, that not only offers his majesty but also is surrounded by a welcoming environment you can enjoy. 

And Fran weighed in with her own photo. She writes:

Matt's tree is gorgeous and Jorge's tree is stunning. In keeping with today's tree theme, here's a shadow of one of "my" trees in front if the Methodist Home. Love those tree shadows.

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