Oldest Tress

By Liliana Usvat

Here are few old trees that are still alive. It would be nice to preserve them and plant more.

Pinus longaeva, the Great Basin bristlecone pine, is a long-living species of tree found in the higher mountains of the southwest United States. The species is one of three closely related trees known as bristlecone pines and is sometimes known as the Intermountain or Western bristlecone pine. One member of this species, at 5063 years old, is the oldest known living non-clonal organism on Earth.

A specimen of this species, located in the White Mountains of California was measured by Tom Harlan to be 5,062 years old in 2012.

Big_bristlecone_pine_Pinus_longaeva

“Sisters” or the the Olive trees of Noah, are the 16 oldest olive trees in the world found in the community of Bechealeh, Lebanon. Some 6,000 years old, folklorists say these have Biblical origins.

sisterOliveTreeOfNoah   lebanon-olive-trees

Sequoiadendron giganteum -The Muir Snag, believed to be over 3500 years old living in California in the Converse Basin. This is  is a grove of giant sequoia trees located in the Sequoia National Forest in the Sierra Nevada in eastern California. The grove is situated 5 miles (8 km) north of General Grant Grove, just outside of Kings Canyon National Park.Converse Basin was logged of most of its giant sequoias between 1892 and 1918. Some 60-100 large specimens survive out of some 6,000..

Muir_Snag

Sarv-e Abar-Kuh , also called the Zoroastrian Sarv, is a Cupressus sempervirens tree in Abarkuh, Yazd, Iran. It is protected by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran as a national natural monument and is indeed a major tourist attraction with a height of 25 metres and circumference of 18 metres. It is estimated to be over 4000 years old and may be the oldest living thing in Asia

Cypress_of_Abarqu

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