The World’s Oldest Trees – Socotra, Yemen


Diksom Forest, Heart of the Dragon, Socotra, Yemen, 2010.

When the trunk is cut, which is allowed twice a year, a deep red sap, highly prized from ancient times, oozes from the tree. Photographer Beth Moon has been taking portraits of the oldest trees in an effort to preserve their legacy. Many of the trees are only found in areas removed from civilization, preserving their sense of timelessness. Her work is also available in the book ““Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time”.

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