Scotland: Phoenix trees keep growing even after they fall

“Phoenix Tree” is the name used to describe a tree that regrows after
it has been blown over. This is a good example: you can see the moss
covered original stem of the tree lying flat, with a mini woodland of
new trunks growing up.

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This elm limb is also a bit of a phoenix. It cracked and started to break away from the main trunk, however it hit the ground before it was completely severed from the main trunk.

Over time the limb has grown new roots where it is touching the ground (it’s the same thing that happens when you layer garden plants). The rest of the main trunk snapped off in a gale, so this limb is now the mainstay of the tree.

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http://scottishnativewoods.blogspot.com/2009/03/phoenix-trees.html

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