Do you know? Which are the oldest tree on earth?

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The tree is a very important part of our life. It is very strange to think that how our world will be without trees. Scientifically, life without a tree cannot be imagined, but on an emotional level as well, life is impossible without trees. Before we talk about the oldest trees in the world, Let’s talk about the life cycle of the tree.

Life Cycle of a Tree

How to calculate Tree Age

Normally calculating the tree age people follow the ring method. It is quite easy. Normally the number of rings can give the age of any tree (not exact age but almost near). For example, Every year, two layers of tree stem are formed in the tree. A dark brown and light brown. If we start counting all the deep brown stripes, then we will get an idea of ​​the age of the tree.

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The Bodhi Tree, India

Bodhi Tree
The Bodhi Tree
PlaceGaya, Bihar, India
Height
Width
Age~2500 Years
AliveYes
Key PointsThis tree is the most important of Buddhist pilgrimage sites, pilgrims visit here continuously
Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhi_Tree

The Senator

Place Big Tree Park, Longwood, Florida
Height 125 Feet (38 m)
Width 17.5 Feet   (5.3 m)
Age~3500 Years
AliveNo
Key Points It is believed that the fall of electricity caused the tree to be destroyed by fire, but it later came to know that the arson was done by a man
Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Senator_(tree)

Gran Abuelo

PlaceMountains of Chili and Argentina
Height70 m
Width50 m
Age~3622 Years
AliveYes
Key PointsThe use of this tree wood was started at least 13,000 years ago. People of that time used wood to make tools and weapons
Reference

Llangernyw Yew

PlaceNorth Welsh
Height
Width
Age~4000 Years
AliveYes
Key Points It is a tradition that every year the names of people are revealed in a loud voice in Halloween which will die next year. Folklore tells the story of a non-believable local person, Jean-Ep-Roberts, who challenged the existence of the soul on a Halloween night that he heard his own name, then died within a year
Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llangernyw_Yew





Sarv-e Abarkuh

PlaceIran
Height25 m
Width13.5
Age~4000 – 5000 Years
AliveYes
Key PointsNatural conditions favorable to its location have been credited as the main reason for the longevity of the tree
Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarv-e_Abarkuh

Methuselah

PlaceCalifornia
Height
Width
Age~4850 Years
AliveNo
Key Points
Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methuselah_(tree)

Pinus longaeva

PlaceUtha
Height5 – 15 m
Width2.5 – 3.6 m
Age~5068 Years
AliveYes
Key PointsThe climate and their timber stability can preserve them for a long time after death, dead trees are 7,000 years old. Its exact location is kept secret
Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinus_longaeva

Pinus longaeva

PlaceSweden
Height
Width
Age9550 Years
AliveYes
Key Points
Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Tjikko

Jurupa Oak

PlaceCalifornia
Height
Width
Age13000
AliveYes
Key Points
Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurupa_Oak

Pando

PlaceUtah
Height
Width
Age80000 Years
AliveYes
Key Points Currently, there is the death toll. Although precise reasons have not been detected yet, it can be due to drought, grazing, and fire. There is a heap of 43 hectares (106 acres) in a stem or stem clonal colony, weighing approximately 6,000 metric tons (6,600 short tons). The average age of their stems is 130 years, as indicated by tree rings. The roots are 80,000 years old
Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pando_(tree)

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