World's Oldest Trees
These are some of the oldest living organisms on the planet
World's Oldest Trees
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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. http://www.pechanga-nsn.gov/page?pageId=12
The Pechanga Oak Tree, USA, possibly the oldest oak tree in the world
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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.
Ankerwycke Yew, England
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The Ankerwycke Yew is an ancient yew tree close to the ruins of St. Mary’s Priory, the site of a Benedictine nunnery built in the 12th century. It is near Wraysbury in Berkshire, England. It has a girth of 26 feet and is 2,000 to 2,500 years old. On the opposite bank of the River Thames are the meadows of Runnymede and this tree is said to have been 'witness' to the signing of Magna Carta signed in 1215. It is also said to be the location where Henry VIII met Anne Boleyn in the 1530s.
The Fortingall Yew, Scotland
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The Fortingall Yew's once massive trunk (52 feet in girth in 1769) with unknown original height, is split into several separate stems, giving the impression of several smaller trees, with loss of the heartwood rings that would establish its true age. This is a result of the natural decay of the ancient heartwood, which reduced the centre of the trunk down to ground level by 1770. Other than this the tree is still in good health and may last for many more centuries. The yew is male
This is the oldest tree in Europe, a twisted yew which has stood in Fortingall Scotland for 3,000 years. According to local legend, Pontius Pilate was born in its shade and played there as a child
The Fortingall Yew in Perthshire, Scotland. At over 2000 years old, it is the oldest known living tree in Europe.
The Minchenden Oak, London's oldest tree at 800 years old. Survived the Great Fire of London, and predates the Magna Carta
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The Minchenden Oak is London's oldest tree at 800 years old. The tree 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!
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Pando (Latin for "I spread"), also known as The Trembling Giant, is a clonal colony of a single male quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) determined to be a single living organism by identical genetic markers & assumed to have one massive underground root system. The plant is estimated to weigh collectively 6,600 short tons, making it the heaviest known organism. The root system of Pando, at an est. 80,000 years old, is among the oldest known living organisms. Pando is located 1 mile southwest of Fish Lake on Utah's Rte. 25 (Fremont River Ranger District of the Fishlake National Forest, western edge of the Colorado Plateau, South-central Utah (Wikipedia).
Pando; 80,000-year-old Aspen tree colony covering 106 acres in southern Utah
Old Tjikko, Sweden
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Spruce Gran Picea #0909-6B37 (9,550 years old; Fulufjället, Sweden) Rachel Sussman - Oldest living things project
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General Sherman, California, bit.ly/1bXYFQr
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NEXTThere are colonies of clonal trees that have lived for tens of thousands of years, but there’s something majestic about a single tree able to stand on its own for millennia. These ancient trees have bore witness to the rise and fall of civilizations, survived changing climates, and even persevered through the fervent development of human industry. They are a testament to the long view that Mother Nature takes in tending the Earth. With that in mind, consider the world’s 10 oldest living trees. #10. General Sherman 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. Perhaps this was a sign that General Sherman could not be caged in? Sherman can be found in Sequoia National Park in California, where five of the 10 largest trees in the world exist.
The oldest known Chestnut tree in the world can be found on the Linguaglossa road, in San D’Alfio, on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. This ‘Tree of 100 horses’, as it is known, is indisputably the largest tree od its kind to be found anywhere on the planet, and thought to be somewhere between 2,000 and 4,000 years old.
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Hundred Horse Chestnut is the largest, oldest known chestnut tree in the world. Located on Linguaglossa road, on Mount Etna near volcano's crater. It is believed to be 2000 - 4000 y.o. It is a Sweet Chestnut. Greatest Tree Girth Ever, had circumference of 57.9 m in 1780. Above-ground it split into multiple trunks, sharing same roots. Its name originated from legend about a queen of Aragon and 100 knights riding to Etna being caught in a thunderstorm. The company had taken shelter under the tree.
Oldest Trees in the World // The oldest known Chestnut tree in the world – known as the "Tree of 100 Horses" – can be found on the Linguaglossa road, in San D'Alfio, on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. It is indisputably the largest tree of its kind to be found anywhere on the planet, and thought to be somewhere between 2,000 and 4,000 years old
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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C5%8Dmon_Sugi
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Jōmon Sugi in Yakushima, Japan. Is the oldest and largest cryptomeria tree on the island. The tree dates to at least 2,000 years old, but some experts believe it could be older than 5,000 years old. Under that theory, it's possible that Jōmon Sugi is the oldest tree in the world — even older than Methuselah.
Jōmon Sugi in Yakushima, Japan, cryptomeria tree. Est 2000+ years old, but some believe it to be older than 5000 years old.
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Olive Tree of Vouves, Crete, bit.ly/1bXYFQr
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The Olive Tree of Vouves Crete This tree is famous for being the oldest known olive tree on Earth. It has a tree ring that is at least 2000 years old. Carbon daters estimate its age to be about 4000 years. It is still producing olives. Its thickness is 15 feet at its base and it is not really tall as other olive trees.
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Patriarca da Floresta, Brazil, bit.ly/1bXYFQr
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Oldest Trees in the World // another ancient South American resident is the 'Patriarca de Floresta' tree of Brazil. One of the biggest trees in the Atlantic Forest, this one is thought to be at least 3000 years old, almost certainly the oldest deciduous tree on the continent.
Jequitiba-Rosa. It is considered the largest native tree of Brazil, because it can reach up to 50 meters tall and a trunk diameter of up to 7 meters. Used in boat building, framing, boxes and crates, cabinet making, flooring, furniture, heavy construction, joinery, plywood, veneer.
On photo Cariniana legalis tree - estimated to be about 1,000 years old in Serra da Araras, RJ, Brazil (Pic taken 24 August 2008). These trees can grow up to 50 m tall with a trunk diameter up to 6 m and reaching exceptional age - over 3,000 years. Known as a 'Patriarca da Floresta' in Brazil, is estimated to be about 3,032 years old, making it the oldest non-conifer in Brazil. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cariniana_legalis
The Sisters, Lebanon, bit.ly/1bXYFQr
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http://www.sistersoliveoil.com/ Olive oil from the oldest trees in the world. Would love to try this.
The Sisters Olive Trees of Noah, the oldest olive trees on earth. https://www.facebook.com/Sistersolive
Llangernyw Yew, Wales bit.ly/1bXYFQr
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Oldest Trees in the World // Llangernyw Yew, in Wales
Llangernyw Yew Tree, in the county of Conwy, Wales, between 4000 and 5000 years old
The Llangernyw Yew Tree, is an ancient yew (Taxus baccata) in the village of Llangernyw, Conwy, North Wales. Girth of 10.75m. Situated in the churchyard of St. Dygain's Church in Llangernyw village. One of the 50 Great British Trees. 4,000-5,000 years.
The President, California bit.ly/1bXYFQr
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Iconic: The President is one of the major tourist draws at the Giant Sequoia National Monument which covers much of the Sierra Nevada
The President Tree Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park Sequoia National Park, CA US
Methuselah, California bit.ly/1bXYFQr