A recent post on Damn Interesting drew the Ranger’s attention to a tree he’d vaguely heard of, but of which he never really knew the story.
The Tree of TÃ©nÃ©rÃ© (or l’Arbre du TÃ©nÃ©rÃ©) was an acacia in the TÃ©nÃ©rÃ© desert, an area of the Sahara in Niger. It was the very last of a once-great forest, and towards the end of its life it was in fact the only tree in a 400 kilometre (250 mile) radius. This made it an important landmark, one which was marked with respect and affection by travellers in the great desert. Continue reading