The Lonely Tree of Ténéré

The Tree of Tenere - the most remote tree on earth which is an acacia tree standing alone in the vast, hostile expanse of the Sahara Desert. It had ended its distinction in 1973 when it was knocked down by a drunken truck driver. Since then, it was relocated to the Niger National Museum. The tree-spot was replaced by a simple metal scrulpture depicting the lonely tree.

The Tree of Tenere (1970s)

The metal scrulpture depicting the Lonely Tree of Tenere

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