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This is so cool!!!



FROM: Wikipedia:
Pando
(Latin for "I spread"), also known as The Trembling Giant,[1][2] is a clonal colony of a single male Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) determined to be a single living organism by identical genetic markers[3] and one massive underground root system. The plant is estimated to weigh collectively 6,000,000 kg (6,600 short tons),[4] making it the heaviest known organism.[5] The root system of Pando, at an estimated 80,000 years old, is among the oldest known living organisms.[6]

Pando is located in the Fishlake National Forest, near Fish Lake at the western edge of the Colorado Plateau in South-central Utah.

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rainbow1907
May. 16th, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
Wow! That's absolutely awesome! I never knew something like that is even possible :)
gaeln
May. 16th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
Right? How is it I can live relatively close to something like this and not know. Glad you are impressed as I am :)
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gaeln
May. 17th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
My response was pretty much the same as Taylor's, I've been through Utah several times and never managed to even know this was there :D I hope when you go, you guys have a great time :)
spike7451
May. 17th, 2012 01:58 pm (UTC)
Most definitely very cool. :D
gaeln
May. 17th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
IKR? Most definitely will have to visit someday :)
ashmedai
May. 17th, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is amazing! :)
gaeln
May. 17th, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Isn't it? And having been through Utah several times, I feel somehow deprived at not have experienced this. Hopefully one day :)
ashmedai
May. 17th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
I'd love to see that, that's just mind-boggling. I never knew such an organism existed.
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