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Mummified viking-era trees found in Norway

40 mummified Scotch pines, dating back to the early 1200s, have been found near a fjord in Norway. The find astounded researchers, since most dead trees decay as they are eaten by tiny organisms, said research leader Terje Thun, a biologist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. "Here

Ancient trees saved in Wiltshire, England

Nearly 5,000 ancient trees under which King Henry VIII courted Jane Seymour have been saved by conservationists. "A handful of Savernake's trees are well over a thousand years old and have been here longer than some of Britain's oldest buildings," said Ben Lennon, planning and environment manager from the Forestry Commission. "They

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