Sun in Taurus
Happy Birthday to the Taurus readers.
Make a wish and blow out your candles.
Taurus is Egypt where it all began.
Egyptian trees have fronds.
"Revelation 1:11 in the King James Version says, "I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last." This is when the alphabet only went to 'O' or Omega. It now ends with Z. Zero Point "Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End." Revelation 22:13 (4:4 or 440) (New International Version) 11:11
12 Around 1 -- Ancient Egyptian Mystery School Teachings
If you've read Sarah and Alexander you know about the significance of upstate NY and the Tree. The news article below is laced with many metaphors, such as a town in the Catskill Mountains where they found the stump of a tree that represent the earliest known forest. The town is Gilboa (gill, fish and boa, snake). "The name "Gilboa" is from a location in Israel." Earth's oldest known tree stood nearly 30 (3) feet tall and looked like a modern palm, a new reconstruction shows. The upright stumps of the fossilized trees were uncovered after a flash flood (flood stories) more than a century ago. However, until now, no-one has known what the entire trees looked like. Love the timing of this insert.
Newfound Fossils Reveal Secrets of World's Oldest Forest National Geographic - April 18, 2007
Until now, however, scientists could only speculate what type of tree the Gilboa stumps, designated Eospermatopteris, represented. "What we found in the last couple of years was evidence of what the top of these things looked like," Stein said. The new fossils indicate that the fossil trees belong to a previously known plant group called cladoxylopsids, Stein said. Scientists suspected the fernlike cladoxylopsids were large, but experts never had more than the branches to work with, Stein added. "What we got here is like a double whammy," he said. "On the one hand, we know Eospermatopteris is these great stumps. On the other hand we have real evidence for how big the cladoxylopsids actually were."
Brigitte Meyer-Berthaud is a paleobotanist with the National Center for Scientific Research in Montpellier, France. She said the new fossils are surprising because they indicate Earth's first trees evolved without the aid of leaves and horizontal branches. "It was probably so advantageous to be bigger than the others that they achieved [height] even if they didn't have the proper organs," she said. Meyer-Berthaud, who co-authored an accompanying article on the new research, identified in 1999 a different type of tree called Archaeopteris as the earliest modern tree.
These trees, which date to around 385 million to 359 million years ago, had horizontal branches, leaves, and an extensive root system. Such structures are considered important to achieve treelike stature and are common to most trees in temperate and tropical areas today. The Gilboa forest dates to 385 million years ago, and the group of cladoxylopsids that includes the Gilboa trees was widespread around the world from about 385 million to 400 million years ago. Stein noted that these early trees played a major role in establishing Earth's first terrestrial ecosystems. "Trees really dominate those kinds of environments they're found in. They really are the entire fabric in which an entire ecology fits in a terrestrial realm," he said.
How Ancient Forests Looked -- Understanding the full appearance of the Gilboa trees allows scientists to infer what the entire forest ecosystem was like. For example, since the Gilboa trees lacked leaves, sunlight would have filtered down to the forest floor. And the trees, like modern palms, likely dropped their branches on a yearly or seasonal cycle, filling the forest floor with woody litter suitable for arthropods such as spiders and insects. The trees also would have removed carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, causing global temperatures to drop, Stein added. The traits of the Gilboa trees are found in many tree types throughout history, he noted. "The traits cannot all be traced back to the same common ancestor, so it's clearly a recurrent evolved form," he said. "The reason for that is probably ecology, probably something to do with a way of being a large tree or a large plant. It's one way to do it, and it is now clearly the oldest way," he added.
World's First Tree Reconstructed Live Science - April 18, 2007
Frond: is the leaf- like structure of a fern or alga.
Frond: Stargate SG1: A word meaning consciousness, spoken by Jack O'Neill when
he downloaded a library (repository) of ancient knowledge that unspools in his brain.
Season 2: "The Fifth Race" - Jack meets the Gray Aliens, the Asgard - 01/22/99
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