Friday, April 25, 2014

The Massive Oaks of Costa Rica

Wow.

Just, wow.  I am ambivalent about Eco-tourism.  I get the idea of creating economic value for ecosystems as ecosystems and not as natural resources/commodities.  It might, in the end, be the only way to conserve them within the economic realities of the world.  But I have a problem with consuming fossil fuels to go see natural wonders which are threatened/damaged by the consumption of fossil fuels.

But man, I'd love to go to Costa Rica and see these trees.

Scroll down.  Either that's a REALLY big acorn or the dude has a really small hand.

Thanks Lucas!

Have a great weekend everyone.


1 comment:

  1. http://oaks.of.the.world.free.fr/quercus_costaricensis.htm

    Quercus costaricensis

    encino, roble encino;

    acorn subglobose 2-3 cm across; coffee-coloured; solitary, on a stout peduncle 0.5-1 cm long; cup covering only base of nut; maturing in 1 year;

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