Swiss Tree hunter Michel Brunner

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Swiss Tree hunter Michel Brunner

Post by edfrank » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:06 pm

Swiss Tree hunter Michel Brunner..

http://www.videoportal.sf.tv/video?id=2 ... bf809e01c1

The son and heir: Why Michel Brunner devotes his life to the giant trees.

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Giant trees of Switzerland

Unknown natural wonders of the world – a homage to the "gentle giants".


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Michel Brunner, a graphic artist and author of "Giant Trees of Switzerland", has been measuring and photographing giant trees in Europe for more than ten years. He has listed more than 2,000 trees, of which more than 1,000 are in Switzerland. (Photos: Michel Brunner and André Hübscher; selected by Rolf Amiet, swissinfo.ch)

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Re: Swiss Tree hunter Michel Brunner

Post by edfrank » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:13 pm

THE SECRET OF OUR FORESTS

Narrated by Bruno Ganz
http://www.docmine.ch/das_geheimnis_uns ... ml?clang=0

Our forest. He fascinates and frightens, it benefits, delights and sometimes makes troubles. Once broken in and looted, he again covered a third of Switzerland. But how much space we vacate the forest in our modern life yet? "The secret of our forest" is the discovery of a valued friend's strange and sometimes wild, with stories told in fascinating images from the forest of impressive people in the forest. And a gripping journey through four seasons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v7xwW3LBzw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v7xwW3LBzw

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"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky

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Re: Swiss Tree hunter Michel Brunner

Post by Rand » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:34 pm

Sweet. Those larches are impressively big.

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Re: Swiss Tree hunter Michel Brunner

Post by KoutaR » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:49 am

Some translations for the video of the message #1.

0:32 Norway spruce (Picea abies), called "Green Dame"
0:42 yew (Taxus baccata)
0:50 oak (Quercus sp.)
1:41 Swiss pine (Pinus cembra), the biggest of the world
1:49 Norway spruce, the thickest (of the world?)
1:54 yew, the oldest tree in Swiss, 1500 y old
2:41-3:31 linden (Tilia sp.)
4:07- 5:56 larches (Larix decidua) in the Alps
4:12 larch, girth 11.37 m, 800-900 y old, one of the oldest trees in Swiss

A question: does he measure the big larch correctly (4:12)? The tape seems to be quite low, and there seems to be a burl on the left (and on the right?).

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Re: Swiss Tree hunter Michel Brunner

Post by Jeroen Philippona » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:00 am

The best you can do to know how Michel measured the Larch and wy so low near the ground is mailing him: his e-mail adress is lindenbaum@gmx.ch He understands English.

Jeroen

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