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1997年发现马博罗神木(Marlboro Tree)的凯文斯基博士(Dr. Paul Kovalski)与树木修剪员的合照摄于修剪作业完成后1999430

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马博罗神木(Marlboro Tree)

?新泽西州的马博罗境内有一株出生于内战(Civil War)前的黑柳树,现已150余岁了;马博罗神木不只拥有老树龄,还拥有巨大的树身,它足足有76英尺高且周长超过19英尺(测量树身所得),约需五个成年人才能将树身围住;马博罗神木是马博罗及新泽西境内最大的黑柳树,事实上,因其巨大尺寸,新泽西林务署已经公认它是州冠军。



How old do trees live to be? There is a black willow tree in Marlboro, New Jersey, that is more than 150 years old. It started growing before the Civil War. Not only is the Marlboro Tree old, but it's also huge. It's 76 feet tall and over 19 feet in circumference (the measurement around the trunk of the tree). Five adults would have to hold hands to fully encircle the trunk. The Marlboro Tree is the largest black willow in New Jersey and the largest tree in Marlboro. In fact, the New Jersey Forest Service has certified it as a "State Champion" because of its size.

Black willow trees usually grow along lakes and streams, where they help prevent erosion (the wearing away of soil by water). Black willows have blackish-colored bark and are known to have several trunks on one tree. The wood of the tree is light and flexible, so it is often used to make artificial limbs, wicker baskets and furniture.

The Marlboro Tree is also special because it grows in an area where many dinosaur fossils have been found. Because of its unique history, the town has made a special effort to preserve the Marlboro Tree for future generations to enjoy.

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