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January 3, 2010

The Wisdom of the Sycamore: a photographic essay

Sycamores are impervious to shifting sands.
Sometimes, the Negev Desert winds cause a shifting of entire dunes, uprooting the sagebrush, the brushweed, and the other desert flora. The stiffest sandstorms, desert winds, and hifting sands don't affect the Sycamore, because it sends its deep, mighty, and far reaching roots deep into the sand - sometimes hundreds of meters - all the way down to the water table. -- Lazer Beams
[HT: Dan Friedman]

Posted by Vanderleun at January 3, 2010 6:35 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Note that "sycamore" in this case is a type of wild fig, not the sycamore familiar in Eastern NA and the Southwest. They are not related.

Posted by: Hannon at January 3, 2010 11:12 AM

I can see that you, beyond any doubt, know what you're talking about. Thank you for such an interesting blog post. I'll be sure to come back and read more later.

Posted by: Teodoro Marz at February 4, 2010 3:52 AM

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