Lava Trees, Hawaii 1982

Childs, Iraphne R. (1982) Lava Trees, Hawaii 1982. [Image]

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Lava trees in this image were created in 1790 when a rainforest was engulfed by a pahoehoe(smooth, ropy) lava flow from Kilauea's East Rift zone. As the swiflty-flowing molten lava moved through the forest some lava congealed around the moisture-laden native ohia lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) tree trunks, while the rest of the flow moved on. The trees inside burned away leaving hollow "tree statues".

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: nature reserves; lava; parks
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:03
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionPlace
United States of AmericaHawaiiLava Tree State Park
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