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Standing as the earth’s largest and oldest living monuments, I believe these symbolic trees will take on a greater significance, especially at a time when our focus is directed at finding better ways to live with the environment, celebrating the wonders of nature that have survived throughout the centuries.

—Beth Moon, 2010
Kings Canyon Sequoias. Beth Moon, Sierra Nevada, California USA 2004

[sidebar]Taken from Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time (c)2014, by Beth Moon. Published by Abbeville Press, New York, NY. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

To see more of her work and to contact Beth Moon visit www.bethmoon.com.[/sidebar]

Giant sequoias, adorned with old man’s beard lichens, speak of centuries of growth. There is tranquility in this ancient forest. Only seventy-five old growth groves in the world are left. Known as the ‘Land of Giants’, Kings Canyon National Park (above) and the Sequoia National Park lie next to each other. John Muir, a naturalist and early preservationist, believed in the beauty of these forests and worked hard to conserve the area for future generations....


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