Top 10 Oldest Tree in the World

Pando (14,000 years)

Pando , also known as the trembling giant, is a clonal colony of an individual male quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) determined to be a single living organism by identical genetic markers and assumed to have one massive underground root system.

The root system is estimated to be several thousand years old with habitat modeling suggesting a maximum age of 14,000 years.

Jurupa Oak (13,000 years)

The Jurupa Oak, or Hurungna Oak, is a clonal colony of Quercus palmeri (Palmer’s oak) trees in the Jurupa Mountains in Crestmore Heights, Riverside County, California. The colony has survived an estimated 13,000 years through clonal reproduction, making it one of the world’s oldest living trees.

Old Tjikko (9,550 Years)

Old Tjikko is a 9,550 year-old Norway spruce, located on Fulufjället Mountain of Dalarna province in Sweden. Old Tjikko originally gained fame as the “world’s oldest tree.” Old Tjikko is, however, a clonal tree that has regenerated new trunks, branches and roots over millennia rather than an individual tree of great age. Old Tjikko is recognized as the oldest living Picea abies and the fourth oldest known clonal tree.

Llangernyw Yew (5,000 years old)

The Llangernyw Yew ([ɬanˈgɛrnɨu] (About this soundlisten)) 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

The churchyard gate holds a certificate from the Yew Tree Campaign in 2002, signed by David Bellamy, which states that “according to all the data we have to hand” the tree is dated to between 4,000 and 5,000 years old.

Sarv-e Abarkuh (4000-5000 years old)

The Cypress of Abarkuh tree in Abarkuh in Yazd Province of Iran. It is protected by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran as a national natural monument and is a major tourist attraction with a height of 25 metres (82 ft 0 in) and with a perimeter of 11.5 metres (37 ft 9 in) at its trunk and 18 metres (59 ft 1 in) higher up around its branches. It is estimated to be over four millennia old and is likely the oldest or second-oldest living lifeform in Asia.

The exact age of the tree has been difficult to determine, but it is estimated to be between 4000 and 5000 years old. Favorable natural conditions of its location have been credited as the main reason for the tree’s longevity.

Methuselah (4,853-year-old)

Methuselah is a 4,853-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) tree growing high in the White Mountains of Inyo County in eastern California.

It is recognized as the non-clonal tree with the greatest confirmed age in the world. The tree’s name refers to the biblical patriarch Methuselah, who ostensibly lived to more than 900 years of age, thus synonymous with longevity.

Gümeli Porsuğu (4,115 years old)

Gümeli Porsuğu is yew tree (Taxus baccata) growing high in Zonguldak district of Black Sea Region, in Turkey. It is estimated to be 4,115 years old.

The Senator (3,500 years old)

The Senator was the biggest and oldest bald cypress tree in the world, located in Big Tree Park, Longwood, Florida. At the time of its demise in 2012, it was 125 feet (38 m) tall, with a trunk diameter of 17.5 feet (5.3 m). The destruction of the tree was the unintentional result of a fire set at its base.

As of 1993, the Senator was estimated to be 3,500 years old, making it the 5th oldest tree in the world.

The President (3,200 years old)

The President is a giant sequoia located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States, east of Visalia, California. It is approximately 247 feet (75 m) high, and 27 feet (8.2 m) in diameter at the base. The President is the third-largest tree in the world, measured by volume of trunk, and the oldest-known living sequoia, about 3,200 years old.

The Ancient Yew (2,000-3,000 years)

The Fortingall Yew is an ancient European yew (Taxus baccata) in the churchyard of the village of Fortingall in Perthshire, Scotland. It is known for being one of the oldest trees in Britain, with modern estimates of its age between 2,000 and 3,000 years.

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