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15 Oldest Trees

Old Tjikko

(9,550 year old)

Old Tjikko is a 9,550-year-old Norway Spruce tree, located on Fulufjället Mountain of Dalarna province in Sweden. Old Tjikko is the world's oldest known living individual clonal tree. However, there are many examples of much older clonal colonies (multiple trees connected by a common root system), such as "Pando", estimated to be over 80,000 years old.

Pinus longaeva

(5,063 year old)

White Mountains, California, United States

Sisters Olive Trees of Noah

(5,000-6,000 year)

The Sisters or The Sisters Olive Trees of Noah are a grove of sixteen olive trees in the Lebanese town of Bcheale. They are probably at least 5,000 years old, perhaps 6,000 years old or older. If this is correct, they may be the oldest non-clonal living trees in the world, as the oldest definitely-established age for a living tree is 5,064 years (as of 2014), for a Great Basin Bristlecone Pine in California. The exact age of any of The Sisters has not been determined by dendrochronology (tree-ring dating), and possibly cannot be due to deterioration of the inner tree ring structures over time.

Prometheus (tree)

(4,845 year)

The stump (lower left) and some remains of the Prometheus tree (center), in the Wheeler Bristlecone Pine Grove at Great Basin National Park near Baker, Nevada


(4,845 year)

Cordillera Pelada, Los Ríos, Chile. Located within Alerce Costero National Park.

Llangernyw Yew

(4,ooo-5,000 year)

The Llangernyw Yew is an ancient yew (Taxus baccata) in the village of Llangernyw, Conwy, North Wales. The tree is fragmented and its core part has been lost, leaving several enormous offshoots. The girth of the tree at the ground level is 10.75 m.

Sarv-e Abarkuh

(4,000 year)

Sarv-e Abar Kuh سرو ابرکوه could be called the second oldest living tree in the world Yazd Province, Iran.

Methuselah (tree)

(3,643 year)

The Methuselah Grove of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, in the White Mountains, Inyo County, California.

Sequoiadendron giganteum

(3,266 year)

The "Grizzly Giant" tree in Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park.

President (tree)

(3,200 year)

The President tree is the name of a giant sequoia located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States, east of Visalia, California.


(3,640 year)

The Alerce is a common name for Fitzroya cupressoides, a towering tree species native to the Andes mountains. There's almost no telling how old these trees can get, since most of the larger specimens were heavily logged in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many botanists believe they are the second-longest living trees on Earth aside from the bristlecone pine of North America. To date, the oldest known living specimen is 3,640 years old.

The Senator (tree)

(3,500 year)

The Senator was the biggest and oldest pond cypress tree in the world, located in Big Tree Park, Longwood, Florida.

Jōmon Sugi

(3,500 year)

Jōmon Sugi, located on the island of Yakushima, is the oldest and largest specimen of Cryptomeria japonica.

Patriarca da Floresta

(3,000 year)

This tree, an example of the species Cariniana legalis named Patriarca da Floresta in Brazil, is estimated to be about 3,000 years old, making it the oldest non-conifer in Brazil. The tree is believed to be sacred, but its species is widely threatened due to forest clearing in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.

Olive Tree of Vouves

(2,000-3,000 year)

This ancient olive tree is located on the Greek island of Crete and is one of seven olive trees in the Mediterranean believed to be at least 2,000 to 3,000 years old. Although its exact age cannot be verified, the Olive Tree of Vouves might be the oldest among them, estimated at over 3,000 years old. It still produces olives, and they are highly prized. Olive trees are hardy and drought-, disease- and fire-resistant — part of the reason for their longevity and their widespread use in the region.

http://scienceray.com/biology/botany/the-worlds-oldest-living-trees/                                                                                 http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/photos/the-worlds-10-oldest-living-trees/patriarca-da-floresta

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