This feature is a personal voyage of discovery as I travel around the world in search of trees more than one thousand years old. Along the way I encounter giants with great fluted trunks rising like vegetable cathedrals, and stand in groves of wind-sculptured ancients that were alive before the great pyramids in Egypt were built. I also describe the sense the quiet power I felt when in the presence of ancient, sacred trees and how I began to understand the awe and reverence that many people in the past must have felt. In the presence of great trees, or just standing in majestic ancient forests, I found it impossible not to feel moved and reflect upon the nature of time and the transience of our own lives.
The feature takes the reader from Chile to South Korea and from New Zealand the smoldering slopes of the active volcano of Etna on Sicily, stopping in USA, UK and many other countries along the way.
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