What Is the Oldest Tree in the World?
by Joseph Castro 
Until 2013, the oldest individual tree in the world was Methuselah, a 4,845-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) in the White Mountains of California.
But then researchers announced the dating of a 5,062-year-old P. longaeva, which isalso in the White Mountains, according to the Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research group. The tree has not yet been named.
The next oldest tree on the list is a national monument in Iran: The Zoroastrian Sarv (Sarv-e-Abarkooh), estimated to be about 4,000 years old, or older. This Mediterranean cypress tree (Cupressus sempervirens), which is in Abarkuh, Yazd, Iran, may well be the oldest living thing in Asia…
(read more: Live Science)                 
(image: Thomas Ramsauer/shutterstock)

What Is the Oldest Tree in the World?

by Joseph Castro

Until 2013, the oldest individual tree in the world was Methuselah, a 4,845-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) in the White Mountains of California.

But then researchers announced the dating of a 5,062-year-old P. longaeva, which isalso in the White Mountains, according to the Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research group. The tree has not yet been named.

The next oldest tree on the list is a national monument in Iran: The Zoroastrian Sarv (Sarv-e-Abarkooh), estimated to be about 4,000 years old, or older. This Mediterranean cypress tree (Cupressus sempervirens), which is in Abarkuh, Yazd, Iran, may well be the oldest living thing in Asia…

(read more: Live Science)                 

(image: Thomas Ramsauer/shutterstock)

  1. haru-mejiro reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  2. unrefinedramblings reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  3. sleepyheathen reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  4. gwenmcgregor reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  5. boredroommeeting reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  6. danderedesu reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  7. misswalt reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  8. 9point8 reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  9. pleasekeeplearning reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  10. mydreamtheaters reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  11. drunkenkurage reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  12. zializia reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  13. heyduhyou reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  14. fearless-divine reblogged this from blondebarbieintraining
  15. blondebarbieintraining reblogged this from opakakaek
  16. opakakaek reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  17. practisetodecisive reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  18. sarahjeancinema reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  19. can-you-read-mymind reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  20. razzamatazz reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  21. strawberrypoptartsnoicing reblogged this from heyguysifinallychangedmyusername
  22. heyguysifinallychangedmyusername reblogged this from suninyourhead
  23. suninyourhead reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  24. greensage5 reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  25. cubecumber reblogged this from rhamphotheca