List of Oldest Trees in The World

Up to 2013, the oldest tree in the world was Methuselah, a 4,845-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) in the White Mountains of California.  The Researchers at the Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research Group are announced the age of another P. longaeva also located in the White Mountains, this tree 5,062 years old. Although these are some of the oldest trees in the world, they are technically not the oldest living organisms. There are various clonal colonies, which are made up of genetically identical trees connected by a single root system that are much older.

For example, “trembling giant,” or the Pando is a clonal colony made up of more than 40,000 individual quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) trees, according to the U.S. Forest Service. This tree is located in  Fishlake National Forest in south-central Utah, the colony is estimated to be an astounding 80,000 years old. There are colonies of trees which have lived for millions of years. These trees are the eyewitness of emergence and decline of civilisations.

Here we are covering the top 5 oldest trees of the whole world.

1. Methuselah

  • Name: Methuselah
  • Location: California (USA)
  • Age: 5,000 years old
  • Still alive: yes

It is known as the oldest Non-Clonal tree in the world. It’s Located in the White Mountains of California, in Inyo National Forest. Methuselah’s exact location is kept a close secret in order to protect it from the vandalism.  According to news report in 2003, a tree farmer named Jared Milarch received permission to take cuttings from Methuselah and was successful in cloning the old tree.

2. Old Tjikko (Sweden)

  • Name: Old Tjikko
  • Location: Sweden
  • Age: 9,550 years
  • Still alive: yes

When Old Tjikko was first founded in 2008, in Sweden. It was discovered the world’s oldest tree and estimated to be about 10,000 years old. This is greatest known as world’s oldest living tree and also is originated around during the last Ice Age. Leif Kullman, The geologist, who discovered the tree, named it after his dead dog. This age of this tree shows that the climate in Sweden had some much warmed much earlier than scientists previously estimated and that the tree was most likely brought to the area by migrating humans.

3. Llangernyw Yew

  • Name: Llangernyw Yew
  • Location: North Wales (England)
  • Age: 4,000-year-old
  • Still alive: yes

The Llangernyw Yew was dug around prehistoric Bronze Age. It is still in the growing stage. This tree is located in the churchyard of St. In the Llangernyw village there is Digain’s Church and the church has a certificate signed by David Bellamy, English botanist, author, broadcaster, and environmental campaigner, saying the tree is 4,000 – 5,000 years. In celebration of the golden jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, on 2002, the tree was designated as one of 50 Great British trees by the Tree Council.

4. Jurupa Oak

  • Name: Jurupa Oak
  • Location: Jurupa Mountains, Crestmore Heights, California, USA
  • Age: 13,000+ years
  • Still alive: yes

Jurupa Oak grove found in the Jurupa Mountains of California, USA, and this tree is over 13,000 years old. This tree is that it is the only Palmer’s Oak in the area because the species typically prefers to live in wetter and more mountainous areas – the Jurupa Mountains are arid and at a lower altitude. But the Jurupa Oak was observed to be snug with flowers, which are the sexual part of plants, it has not been sexually reproducing at all and only continues to make clones.

5. Pando

  • Name: Pando
  • Age: 80,000 years
  • Location: Fishlake National Forest, Utah, USA
  • Still alive: yes

This quiet, quaking giant – trembling aspen grove search in Fishlake National Forest, Utah, USA spans over 107 acres and has over 47,000 stems. Pando is the one of the oldest living organisms’ as well oldest tree in the world. The combined weight of the stems and root system make this the heaviest organism in the world at just over 6000 tons. This tree may looks like a boscage of individual trees, but they are all genetically identical clones.

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