6 Aug 2012

World's oldest trees

Some of these trees have been around since the last ice age!
Methuselah is a bristlecone pine tree located in the White Mountains, California, is thought to be around 5000 years old. Its exact location is a secret to protect it!
Llangernyw is planted in a churchyard in North Wales. It's a 4000 year old yew tree. One can only presume the church was built around it!
Fitzroya Cupressoides is a conifer located in a forest in the Andes mountains. It's thought to be at least 3500 years old!
The oldest tree in this post at around 9500 years old! Old Tjikko is a spruce located in the Dalarna province of Sweden - looks a little bit sad all by himself!

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