Many trees that currently occupy the earth have been here long before any of us were born. In fact, some of the world’s oldest trees are nearly 10,000 years old! Following our famous trees list, here is an interesting summary of the top 5 oldest trees in the world!
Old Tjikko, Sweden
Estimated to be around 9,550 years old, this tree sprouted sometime during the ice age. Facts show that the geologist who discovered the tree named it after his deceased dog. It stands at 16 foot high.
Methuselah, California USA
This pine tree located in the White Mountains of California is estimated to be 5,000 years old. It is also the world’s oldest non-clonal tree. Interestingly, the exact location of the tree is kept a secret by the Forest Service to protect it.
Llangernyw, North Wales
This 4,000-year-old yew tree current resides in what is now a North Wales church yard. It was planted just before Stonehenge is believed to have been created in 2000 B.C! In 2002, it was added to the list of 50 Great British Trees, an important tree honour.
Zoroastrian Sarv, Iran
Located in central Iran, this 4,000-year-old Cypress tree is an Iranian National Monument. It is thought to have been planted around the time people in central Asia were inviting wheels with spokes.
The Tree of One Hundred Horses, Sicily
This enormous chestnut tree is located near Mount Etna, a volcano in Sicily. It is thought to be between 2,000 and 4,000 years old and holds a world record girth of 190 feet, almost the length of a hockey rink! The tree gets its name from a legend which states 100 knights and their horses resided under the branches to escape a thunderstorm.
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