Photo Project ’52 Bolivian Sundays’ [week 32, ‘One Shot, Two Ways, the Kenua Tree’].

It’s higher than any other tree in the world. Polylepis woodland is a distinctive, high-elevation Andean forest habitat that occurs above cloud level (3,500-5,000 m) as patches of woody vegetation surrounded by paramo (e.g., Festuca species) or puna (e.g., Ichu species) grass and shrub (e.g., Baccharis species) communities. These high-altitude woodlands tend to be relicts of a once-widespread habitat and comprise mainly evergreen trees of the genusPolylepis (Rosaceae) which are highly drought tolerant. The trunk and branches are laminated with brown-reddish bark that peels off in paper-like sheets as a protection against extremely low temperatures, and often have mosses and lichens growing on them.

For this photo, decided to go with different angles to better showcase the unique and intriguing texture displayed by the tree.

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It’s higher than any other tree in the world. Polylepis woodland is a distinctive, high-elevation Andean forest habitat that occurs above cloud level (3,500-5,000 m) as patches of woody vegetation surrounded by paramo (e.g., Festuca species) or puna (e.g., Ichu species) grass and shrub (e.g., Baccharis species) communities. These high-altitude woodlands tend to be relicts of a once-widespread habitat and comprise mainly evergreen trees of the genusPolylepis (Rosaceae) which are highly drought tolerant. The trunk and branches are laminated with brown-reddish bark that peels off in paper-like sheets as a protection against extremely low temperatures, and often have mosses and lichens growing on them.

The original/inspirational photo:

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For this week photo series, decided to go with different angles to better showcase the unique and intriguing texture displayed by the tree.

Enjoy as you please, and thanks for stopping by! ♥

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30 thoughts on “Photo Project ’52 Bolivian Sundays’ [week 32, ‘One Shot, Two Ways, the Kenua Tree’].”

    1. Ron – thanks for taking the time to stop by, check it out, and bring out some questions. I don’t believe they [the trees] live as long as the Bristlecone Pines, but, despite the ‘apparently short’ life cycle, they are the only ones who can handle the high altitudes of the Andes, and grow extremely tall… Thank you for pointing out some good info my way… now, you just got me curious to check out the Serrias!!! Take care, R.

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  1. Fascinating! I wonder if people use it for something. I’ll just have to google that. 🙂 Thank you for posting these and also for the ping back. 🙂

    If you don’t mind, could you tell me how you are able to pingback that many people? In my Zemata options in my dashboard, only a few blogs pop up. Do you manually add blogs to our list of blogs to check out?

    Thanks for your support and inspiration!

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    1. Hi Josette – really glad you liked it! About the pingback, I just manually add the bloggers, from the weekly challenge… if you look below the post, you’ll see a list of people included… let me know if it works for you – always glad to help1 😮

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      1. Ah, so you copy and past the title and then link it via the linking icon, right? Thanks so much for filling in this gap! I thought people new something I didn’t about Zemata. Now I feel like I’m in the in-crowd. lol… I must say that I think it’s truly commendable that you go through that work to link. Thanks! Any tips on how to make it easier?

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  2. Thanks for visiting me – is entry I really like … and I love the different angles – and the close ups.
    Excellent entry. It’s like the tree was made of silk paper. Amazing.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words – it’s always a pleasure to visit other blogs and check their interpretations/takes on the theme… I really love this tree and the texture of its trunk… it does feel like silk paper when you peel it! 😮

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