Sliced lives; inconspicuous and dormant.
Human events read out loud from timelines imprinted across dead tissues.
As the skin of others gathers in these crevasses of plant history; quiet trees become silent.
Until the conservator cleans off the years and awakens the giant within.
“The plants however, have plenty of time, therefore they do not hurry; for the giants of Flora’s realm live through tens of centuries, and see countless generations of men rise and disappear beneath their feet”
Raoul Heinrich Francé Germs of Mind in Plants (1905)
Author: Dawn Sanders
Click to read about The Natural History Museum’s (London) restoration of a slice of giant sequoia.
Featured Image: The photograph is of living giant Sequoias By Tuxyso – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0.