World's Oldest Trees
These are some of the oldest living organisms on the planet
The Pechanga Great Oak is the oldest oak in the United States, possibly in the world. The ancient Great Oak is a living, growing entity. An environmental wonder that continues to branch out, its roots continue to expand to keep it standing. When approaching the tree from a distance, what appear to be smaller trees around a larger tree are really the whole tree's heavy spreading beams laying on the ground and rising up again in a circle of growth.
The Pechanga Oak Tree, USA, possibly the oldest oak tree in the world
The Minchenden Oak, London's oldest tree at 800 years old. Survived the Great Fire of London, and predates the Magna Carta
The Pando clonal colony of aspen trees, all of which are genetically identical. Dated at between 80,000 and 1,000,000 years old! Also the heaviest living organism, weighing in at an astonishing 6,000,000 kg!
Believed to be around 2,500 years old, General Sherman is the mightiest giant sequoia still standing. The volume of its trunk alone makes it the largest non-clonal tree by volume in the world, even though its largest branch broke off in 2006, smashing part of its enclosing fence and cratering the pavement of the surrounding walkway.
General Sherman, California, bit.ly/1bXYFQr
Jōmon Sugi is a large cryptomeria tree located on Yakushima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Japan. It is the oldest and largest of nearly 2,000-year-old-growth cryptomeria trees on the island, and is estimated to be between 2,170 and 7,200 years old. Other estimates of the tree's age include "at least 5,000 years", "more than 6,000 years", and "up to 7,000 years old". The tree's name is a reference to the Jōmon period of Japanese prehistory.
Jōmon Sugi, Japan, bit.ly/1bXYFQr
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Sri Lanka bit.ly/1bXYFQr