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Vlad Gerasimov 4 January 2008
Recently, I learned the sad story of Arbre du Ténéré - the most isolated tree on Earth (the only one within more than 400 km). I was so touched I could not help making a wallpaper about it! From Wikipedia: It was the last surviving tree of  a group of trees that grew when the Sahara desert was less parched than it  is today. The tree was knocked down by  an allegedly drunk Libyan truck driver in 1973.
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Kyle 4 January 2008
First comment! hah! This one is ok.
Cynthia 4 January 2008
Love it! Thanks!
Rick Beckman 4 January 2008
I've heard that a metal sculpture now stands where the most isolated tree once did; a wallpaper featuring that would make a great partner to this one.
Markus 4 January 2008
Great! Would be even nicer without text... :)
Marcus 4 January 2008
I love it! You are so creative.
LucasDT 4 January 2008
Moving... really touching...
Andrew Breakspear 4 January 2008
The only tree in 400km and a drunk guy hit it? Wow... how drunk must he have been!?
Life Seeker 4 January 2008
This is amazing!
Andreas Jensen Gjellesvik 4 January 2008
I love these beautiful, calm wallpapers!
Safar Vedadi-Amin 4 January 2008
Ahhhh, It's a great Wallpaper. THX
Christina 4 January 2008
Awesome! Love your wallpapers, Vlad!
Dusik (from Ukraine) 4 January 2008
you the Best !!!
Krzysztof Jagus 4 January 2008
This one would be nice without the text. Please make another version. Thank you.
Jaideep 5 January 2008
Magnificent. Very touching too. Though I agree with Krzysztof Jagus. I feel the text intereferes with the otherwise solitary feel of the tree. Would bring lot more depth to its serenity and emotion without the text. Looking forward to another version, minus text. Thanks, Vlad. You're matchless as ever. And wish you a delightful year filled with peace, happiness and prosperity!
Joe 5 January 2008
Again, fantastic Wallpaper, but I would love it without text. I'm not a huge fan of any type of text on my background. Regardless, it's still amazing!
alex 5 January 2008
um. is there a point? if there is, I sure don't get it...
Peter Brennan 5 January 2008
You just keep doing this amazing work
RoxAnne Johnson 5 January 2008
Love it! Sometime I feel like a isolated tree myself...Thank you for the wall paper and the story of the Tenere.
Lyon Lim 5 January 2008
Simply stunning! Absolutely beautiful!
Emma 5 January 2008
This is beautiful Vlad! Great work as always, and a touching story
Anne O\'Brien 5 January 2008
Beautiful and sad. The text doesn't look bad--you can't please everybody. Keep up the good work, Vlad. Your wallpapers are simply stunning!
onguarde 6 January 2008
I think that this is up there with what I think is your best. It's a great subject and a great wallpaper........... Having both versions is good. I kinda like the text so you can know and fell what it is.............. Great wallpaper Thanks
Me 6 January 2008
Very cool. Along with looking great, it's an awesome conversation starter. I don't mind the text because I know I'll eventually forget what it is and will then be able to look it up. I'm just trying to figure out how a person runs into the only tree within 400 km, no matter how drunk they are!?!
Purple Tiga 7 January 2008
I like the writing, it gives me info on the poor tree. I have trouble understanding how a person runs into the only tree within 400 km, no matter how drunk they are!?!, same as Me
birol 8 January 2008
relaxing... nice job as usual.
Motogp 11 January 2008
One awesome wallpaper..Your skills truely amaze me
xo 12 January 2008
firefox colors perfect wallpaper :)
chazzZ 1 February 2008
trish 5 February 2008
nice! thanks! :)
di 18 February 2008
Nostalgic and moving... I have it as my desktop, reminds me that life is fragile.
rc 18 February 2008
Simple and poignant. Great work.
Bibaniu 26 February 2008
This story is so sad. This tree must be so lonely. And loneliness is the most painful feeling in the world :(
N 8 June 2008
rhinoceron 16 November 2008
this is nice. great shading, and emotional in a scientific context. nice concepts, love it man!
adam 16 November 2008
love it!
Alien 15 May 2013
Thanks for good job! As for me, I would never know about the Tenere Tree, if this picture had had no text.
sadegh 11 July 2015
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