Culturally Modified Trees

Culturally Modified Trees

Culturally modified tree (aka CMT) is a term which describes the modification of a tree by indigenous people as part of their tradition. Their meaning for the indigenous cultures is relatively well known, but only from the beginning of the 1980s scientists have recognized that they are also important sources for the history of certain regions. Meanwhile they are even called CMT archives. Although a wide range of results has been produced, and progress has been made as far as methodology is concerned, the CMTs are still rather unknown to the public. Many old trees wearing blue belts with the words "culturally modified tree" in Stanley Park/Vancouver attracted considerable interest - and questions.

Read more about Culturally Modified Trees:  Delimitation, Protection, Registration and Analysis of CMT-Archives, Beginnings of Examination, Frequent Species and Their Ways of Usage, Development and Results of Some Research Projects, Perspectives

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