Lonely Tree - Quantalog

For hundreds of years, the Tree of Ténéré in the Sahara Desert was considered the world’s most isolated tree and was revered as sacred. It stood alone among miles and miles of sand. the closest tree was 400 kilometers (250 mi) away. Yet somehow, even with all that open space, in 1973, a drunken truck driver hit and killed the tree.
Lonely Tree - Quantalog
The Tree of Tenere was once the world’s most isolated tree. It was a solitary acacia that grew in the Saharan Desert in Niger, Africa. There wasn’t another tree near it for 250 miles. The Tree of Tenere was the last acacia tree standing from when a group of them were living there before it became so dry and turned into a desert. Scientists dug and found that its roots went 120 feet deep to reach the water table below.
Lonely Tree - Quantalog
A drunk Libyan driver managed to find the only tree in the desert for 250 miles and run into it. The truck knocked down the Tree of Tenere and killed it. A metal sculpture was placed in the spot where the tree had been to commemorate the lonely Tree of Tenere. The stick sculpture has a few metal branches reaching out from it. It isn’t near as cool as the real thing was, though.

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