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The Oldest Trees on the Planet

Wired Classic: This gallery of the oldest trees on Earth from March 2010 is one of Wired's most popular of all time.
Brennan Mcdonald
Brennan Mcdonald • 2 years ago

Methuselah, the world's oldest tree at 4,765 years old.

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