If trees could talk …

We got a glimpse of talking trees in The Hobbit series movies … remember those wise forest giants, the Ents? As far as we know, trees don’t talk in real life, but apparently, they can make music. Artist and engineer Bartholomaus Traubeck noted that the rings on a cross-section of a tree closely resemble the grooves on a vinyl record. With that in mind, he developed a record player that plays tree slices instead of vinyl, resulting in different melodies for trees of different ages and species. Listen to one of his eerie-but-beautiful compositions:

and visit his website to learn more.

  1. Didn’t we do another post awhile back on the tree records? I remember because it was so strangely wonderful

  2. Krista says:

    It’s beautiful how much hidden music there is in our nature and surrounding world. I would never guess that a tree slice could play music like a vinyl. It was a very nice musical piece.

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