Million Dollar Monarch, a glorious film


Robert J. Salder photo of the Million Dollar Monarch of Highland Park, Texas, lighted for Christmas

Robert J. Sadler photo of the Million Dollar Monarch of Highland Park, Texas, lighted for Christmas

Spectacular blend of history, botany and story.

One of a series of short films produced by KERA Television in Dallas over the past few years, this one by veteran filmmaker Rob Tranchin. A lot more details here — and frankly, the video quality is vastly superior at KERA’s site — go view the film there.

I hope it’s available on DVD for classroom use, especially around Dallas, soon.

Hundreds of historic trees grace America’s cities and countryside. We could use a dozen more films this good to tell their stories.

4 Responses to Million Dollar Monarch, a glorious film

  1. Alex Vega says:

    God bless you Mrs. Bernarda,

    I wondered the same thing.

    Ask God for an explanation for those beautiful plants we are so blessed to enjoy. I Live by the White Rock Aboretum!

    He will give you answer that will bring you to your knees in thanksgiving and praise. Thats what he did for me. I could not explain, I just enjoy.

    Jesus loves you more than you know.
    God bless you and Mr. Tranchin.

    Al

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  2. bernarda says:

    A film that needs to be seen is on the history of flowering plants, “First Flower” which was on Nova. I have not seen creationists try to explain away the evolution of plants, so this is another big problem for them.

    http://www.amazon.com/NOVA-First-Flower-Nova/dp/B000PWQPBG

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/flower/about.html

    http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/04/17/154931.aspx

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  3. Ed Darrell says:

    Sharing it was easy — let’s thank Tranchin for making it!

    I’ll bet every state has at least one tree that could benefit from similar filmmaking. The Wye Oak (may it rest in peace) in Maryland; the chesnut on the White House grounds; the General Sherman sequoia; the Treaty Oak in Austin. Is there a peach tree, or oak, or pine, in Georgia that’s famous?

    Thanks for dropping by, David.

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  4. David Parker says:

    Nice video, Ed. Thanks for sharing it.

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