parkstepp: year old tree in South Africa called The Tree of Life. The boabab tree. Some hollowed out trunks have been used to provide shelter to as many as 40 people, it can hold up to liters of water, fibers from the bark can be turned.
The world’s oldest tree was discovered on Fulufjallet Mountain in Sweden. It is estimated that the Norway Spruce tree – named Old Tjikko – is around years old (around the end of the last ice age). I really need to see this place!
Northern California: The Dyerville Giant, one of the largest trees in the world. When this massive tree crashed to the ground in you could hear it for miles around. It sounded like a train wreck. (Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA)