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WISE TREES 2020 WALL CALENDAR • Diane Cook and Len Jenshel Leading landscape photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel present Wise Trees—a stunning 2020 calendar featuring 13 beautiful and historic trees from around the world along with their extraordinary stories. From the ancient bristlecone pines of the American West to an esteemed weeping fig in Indonesia to the largest Montezuma cypress in the world, each tree inspires awareness of the enduring role trees play in shaping cultures and sheltering humanity.

WISE TREES R E M A R K A B L E L I V I N G M O N U M E N T S F ROM A RO U N D T H E WO R L D

24 pages, 14 x 12" 16-month wall calendar

RIGHTS: World 2 0 2 0 C A L E N DA R

DIANE COOK AND LEN JENSHEL

ISBN 978-1-4197-3073-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-3073-3 • US $14.99 51499

CAN $18.99

9 781419 730733 2019 ISBN: 978-1-4197-3072-6

Remarkable living monuments from around the world

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merican scientist Edmund Schulman’s groundbreaking tree-ring research in the 1950s led to his discovery of a bristlecone pine more than 4,800 years old, proving that the gnarled, diminutive pines are the oldest non-clonal trees on Earth—not the giant sequoias, as previously thought. Native to the American West, these tenacious trees thrive at a high elevation in extremely poor soil and with limited rainfall. Their growing season can be a mere forty-five days each year, yet they persist for millennia. By studying the planet’s oldest trees, Schulman hoped to capture a precise record of Earth’s climatic shifts. The bristlecone pines are ideal for this research because of their longevity and sensitivity to environmental changes. The bristlecone’s wood decomposes extremely slowly, which has allowed dendrochronologists (scientists who study tree rings) to cross-date cores extracted from both living and fallen specimens. The result is a chronology extending back 11,500 years—nearly to the last ice age—the longest continual climatic tree-ring record on the planet.

THE ANCIENTS G R E AT B A S I N B R I S T L E C O N E P I N E (Pinus longaeva) Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Inyo National Forest, California

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