✮ A single pine tree grows in a Winter Aspen Forest
Methuselah - known as the worlds oldest tree at 4,768 YEARS OLD
♥ Aspen Mountain (by Thomas O'brien).
One of the many amazing trees in Sherwood Forest
“In some types of Christianity, yew is planted around graveyards not only to remind visitors of eternal life but to keep the dead from wandering from their graves before Judgment Day. Some Norse Pagans believed that precisely because yew stood between two worlds, it could trap unwary souls inside itself. Burning yew as an incense is still a traditional means for raising the dead and thus in a sense, entrapping them.”
The Crowhurst Yew (Surrey) Thought to be 4,000 years old, possibly making it the oldest yew tree in the country. The trunk is hollow with a wooden door in it, placed there sometime after 1820. Located close to St Georges' Church in Crowhurst. Photo by maricopa1.files.w...
English Yew The English Yew, or taxus baccata (“taxus” meaning toxin), is one of the deadliest trees on the planet. The evergreen has a majestic and lush appearance and is fairly common in forests of Europe. All parts – save for the flesh of the berries – are extremely poisonous. Because the toxin causes convulsions and paralysis, it was once used as an abortifacient. Source: WebEcoist
english-yew... poisonous plants