TESTIMONY NEEDED BY NOON TODAY (FEBRUARY 2, 2016) For those who appreciate the beauty of ‘ōhi‘a lehua trees and understand its ecological and cultural importance like we do, may we ask for your help? We need testimony supporting SB2271, which appropriates $200,000 to the Dept of Agriculture for research and mitigation efforts relating to Rapid […]
We decided to watch this TEDTalk from science writer Richard Preston again, and it is getting us really inspired and excited about our upcoming visit to the Redwoods of Northern California later this spring. Thanks to TED.com for hosting the video, originally filmed in February 2008. Enjoy.
The first time I heard the name Methuselah, it was in the Book of Genesis. He was Noah’s grandfather, and was memorable because he supposedly lived to be almost 1,000 years old. He died around the same time as The Great Flood.
Much later in life, as I listened closer to stories about the Earth to do research for the Plant a Wish documentary project, I heard there was a famous tree with the same name. I knew instantly that it must be a really old tree. (See the full post for video.)