The world’s largest cork tree, Alentejo - PORTUGAL. 230+ years old, producing corks since 1820. It was 5 years old when the first English settlers arrived in Australia, and 6 years old when the French Revolution began in 1789. 1789 bottles of wine sealed with cork in that same year were fairly recently discovered in a French cellar, and both the wines and corks in good condition. Every nine years producing 1T of bark, enough cork for 100,000 wine bottles, weights 102T.
The Garden Classroom - Helping Kids Learn and Play in Nature
Traveller's Tree - Ravenala madagascariensis - This species of plant from Madagascar, of the family Strelitziaceae, is not a true palm. It is closely related to the southern African genus Strelitzia and the South American genus Phenakospermum. Its fans tend to grow in a north-south line, creating a crude compass
Spring is a perfect time to observe how trees take in carbon dioxide and let out oxygen. Just try this experiment passed on to us by the Seven Ponds Nature Center in Dryden, Michigan. - INSECT / BUG UNIT. #ECMontessori