Quercus agrifolia http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/670/all en Take a Moment to Listen to the Trees http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/take-moment-listen-trees <p>Trees don&#39;t have heartbeats. You can&#39;t put a stethoscope up to a tree trunk and expect to hear&nbsp;that familiar dull thumping that gently insists, &quot;I am alive.&quot; At least I&#39;m pretty sure you can&#39;t, no matter what hardcore LOTR fans say, Ents do not exist!&nbsp;However, this doesn&#39;t mean you shouldn&#39;t try putting a stethoscope up to a tree and listening.</p> <p>What do you think you would hear?</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/listentree_ec_01_305_287.jpg" /></p> <p>Alex Metcalf knows.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/take-moment-listen-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/take-moment-listen-trees#comments Alex Metcalf installation art nature art Oak tree Quercus agrifolia sound art the listening tree tree listening Trees vascular system xylem Blog Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:44:02 +0000 Lila Higgins 817 at http://www.nhm.org/nature