Why California’s Ancient Sequoia ‘Tunnel Tree’ Toppled

Visitors pose beneath Pioneer Cabin, a famous sequoia tree in California, in 1899. The opening in its trunk was large enough for a four-horse stage-coach to drive through. On Sunday, the tree was felled by winter weather. PHOTOGRAPH BY BENJAMIN LLOYD SINGLEY, THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY SOURCE: National Geographic By Becky Little, 09/01/2017 An iconic …

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Four trees collapse in Hong Kong after heavy rain as government defends axing century-old banyans on safety grounds

Four trees collapsed in Hong Kong on Monday morning following a night of heavy rain amid the government’s controversial decision to cut down four century-old Chinese banyans after several similar trees fell from stone walls during recent storms. The first report was received by police at around 6am of a 10-metre tall tree that collapsed onto …

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