Saturday, August 6, 2022

Live Oaks in Georgia

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Nature, Biodiversity, Biological Evolution.

Ed Hessler

This segment from CBS's Sunday Morning Nature focuses on plants--the live oaks, the evergreen oaks of Jekyll Island Georgia. "Life oak" refers to their remaining green, i.e., "live" throughout the winter, when other oaks are leafless and dormant. Another gift of biological evolution.

Plants have attractions of their own and because they don't move around you have a much opportunity in getting to know them than animals in all kinds of weather, the seasons, days and nights. They will be there when you return.

The videographer is Alex Goetz.

If you are interested in the evolutionary history of oaks in general, not the "live oak," this article in Science Daily describes recent research into oaks from the Morton Arboretum which has a Center for Tree Science.

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