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Who made the new Tenere Tree ???

by Nabuchodonosor Online Now Jun 21, 2005 at 4:13 PM

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In 1973, the famous Tenere Tree ( an acacia ), in The Niger part of the Tenere desert ( the desert in the Sahara desert ), was hit to death by a lybien truck. For centuries, this tree was a living milestone for the camels caravan; it was the only tree at 400 km around.

In order to replace it, in 1974, somebody or a group of people or an organization, built and installed a new Tenere Tree made of metal, holding long distance spotlights powered by a wind mill coupled to a dynamo. Here are a photo of the original tree and a photo of the new tree .

Do you know who they are ? If not, do you know who could know ?

Later on, in 1998, a famous Japanese Artist, Katsuyuki Shinohara made a monument called "Tree of Wind" on the new Tenere Tree site. Ihis sculpture should not be confused with the "new Tenere Tree".
Photo of the monument exist at

Please help me !!!

Regards !

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  • RE: Who made the new Tenere Tree ???

    by kourfay Online Now Aug 24, 2005 at 11:01 AM

    Contact Etat Major FAN:force armees nigeriennne.For more details about the Tenere Tree.

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