The “Walking trees” of Central and South America move a few centimeters every day

December 24, 2015 by  
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Lord of the Rings fans will be pleased to learn that real-life Ents, or at least a close cousin of theirs, can be found marching through the forests of the Sumaco Biosphere Reserve near Quito, Ecuador. In the deep interior of the Reserve, Walking Palm or Cashapona trees slowly migrate across the wilderness as new roots replace the old. The new growth drags the tree along, a process that sometimes allows the tree to walk a few centimeters in just one day. Read the rest of The “Walking trees” of Central and South America move a few centimeters every day

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