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This is the Fortingall Yew in Scotland, and at between 2000 and 3000 years old, it's one of the oldest living things in Europe.

Yew trees are dioecious, meaning that individual trees are mostly either male or female. But some yew trees are both. Others, transition from one to the other over time. The Fortingall Yew was once a male tree, but it's recently started growing female flowers and producing berries.

So it turns out, trees can be both nonbinary and trans too.

@InvaderXan

Very surprised it was never cut down to make bows. Is that because it’s in a churchyard, you reckon?

@Voline
Possibly. Though this tree is probably older than Christianity!

@InvaderXan Not on your topic, but this post just reminded me of the old Battlefield Band song, so #np: Battlefield Band - yew tree

youtube.com/watch?v=j8nIFwpb3N

@InvaderXan "Transgender trees" is EXTREMELY on-brand for Sunbeam City. πŸ˜†

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