Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Tree of Life

If you ever get a chance to visit Florida, do not miss the Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World. The center piece of the park is the Tree of Life. If you zoom in on the tree’s trunk, you will see why it is so named.

In his book The Growing Tree, Brayton Wilson writes the following: “Most people have an intuitive sense of what a tree is. They visualize a tall, single-stemmed, woody plant with a branched crown and many leaves.” He continues on and states that all trees share the following attributes:

1. They specialize in becoming the tallest, and longest-living of all the plants

2. Their design is complex and dynamic

3. Their basic design is like a tower bearing many tiny solar collectors

When you visit Disney’s Tree of Life, you will discover it’s special attribute!

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