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10 Oldest Trees on Earth (Lists don’t agree on all choices). Some are older than the Egyptian pyramids. 1. Methuselah Tree. Species: Great Basin Bristlecone Pine Age: 4800

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10 oldest trees on earth lists don t agree on all choices

10 Oldest Trees on Earth (Lists don’t agree on all choices)

Some are older than the Egyptian pyramids.


1 methuselah tree
1. Methuselah Tree choices)

  • Species: Great Basin Bristlecone PineAge: 4800

  • This is a tree that was a seedling before the Egyptian Pyramids went up, yet it is still alive today; it is a bristlecone pine more than 46 centuries old.


  • Pinus longaeva choices), 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. It is a medium-size tree, reaching 16 to 49 ft tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 8 ft 2 in to 11 ft 10 in in diameter. The bark is bright orange-yellow, thin and scaly at the base of the trunk.


2 sarv e abarkooh
2. Sarv-e-Abarkooh choices)

  • Species: CypressAge: 4000



3 alerce
3. Alerce Zoroastrian Sarv, is a cypress tree in Abarkuh, Yazd, Iran. It is an Iranian national monument and major tourist attraction. It is over four thousand years old and may be the oldest living thing in Asia.

  • Species: Fitzroya cupressoidesAge: 3600


  • In 1993 a specimen from Chile was dated as 3622 years old. This gives it the second-greatest fully verified (by counting growth rings) age for any living tree, after the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine. Much larger specimens existed in the past before the species was heavily logged in the 19th and 20th centuries; Charles Darwin reported finding a specimen 12.6 m (41' 6") in diameter.


4 senator
4. Senator This gives it the second-greatest fully verified (by counting growth rings) age for any living tree, after the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine. Much larger specimens existed in the past before the species was heavily logged in the 19th and 20th centuries; Charles Darwin reported finding a specimen 12.6 m (41' 6") in diameter.

  • Species: Bald cypressAge: 3400 – 3500


  • The Senator is the largest Bald Cypress tree in the United States, located in Big Tree Park, Longwood, Florida. It is 125 feet (38 m) tall, with a trunk diameter of 17.5 feet (5.3 m). The Seminole Indians and other Native American Indians who lived throughout Central Florida used this tree as a landmark.


5 jardine juniper
5. Jardine Juniper States, located in Big Tree Park, Longwood, Florida. It is 125 feet (38 m) tall, with a trunk diameter of 17.5 feet (5.3 m). The Seminole Indians and other Native American Indians who lived throughout Central Florida used this tree as a landmark.

  • Species: Juniperus scopulorumAge: 3200


  • The Jardine Juniper is an individual of the species States, located in Big Tree Park, Longwood, Florida. It is 125 feet (38 m) tall, with a trunk diameter of 17.5 feet (5.3 m). The Seminole Indians and other Native American Indians who lived throughout Central Florida used this tree as a landmark. Juniperus scopulorum found within Logan Canyon in the Cache National Forest. Often credited with an age of over 3000 years, core samples taken in the 1950s revealed that it was actually over 1500 years old. It stands approximately 40 feet tall and its circumference has been measured at 284 inches. Discovered in 1923 by Maurice Blood Linford while he was a student at Utah State Agricultural College, it was named after USAC alumnus and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture William Marion Jardine (1879–1955).


6 patriarca da floresta
6. Patriarca da Floresta States, located in Big Tree Park, Longwood, Florida. It is 125 feet (38 m) tall, with a trunk diameter of 17.5 feet (5.3 m). The Seminole Indians and other Native American Indians who lived throughout Central Florida used this tree as a landmark.

  • Species: Cariniana legalisAge: 3000


  • This tree, an example of the species Cariniana legalis named Patriarca da Floresta in Brazil, is estimated to be about 3,000 years old, making it the oldest non-conifer in Brazil. The tree is believed to be sacred, but its species is widely threatened due to forest clearing in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.


7 alishan sacred tree
7. Alishan Sacred Tree Patriarca da Floresta in Brazil, is estimated to be about 3,000 years old, making it the oldest non-conifer in Brazil. The tree is believed to be sacred, but its species is widely threatened due to forest clearing in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.

  • Species: Formosan CypressAge: 3000


  • The Alishan Sacred tree in the Ali Mountain (Alishan) is believed to be more than 3,000 years old. The most unique aspect about the tree is that the generations of the tree survive in the same trunk. This grand old tree was formerly one of Alishan's largest trees, but a lightning strike reduced it to an enormous withered stump. In the 1960s a second tree was found growing from the stump.


8 chestnut tree of one hundred horses
8. Chestnut Tree of One Hundred Horses believed to be more than 3,000 years old. The most unique aspect about the tree is that the generations of the tree survive in the same trunk. This grand old tree was formerly one of Alishan's largest trees, but a lightning strike reduced it to an enormous withered stump. In the 1960s a second tree was found growing from the stump.

  • Species: ChestnutAge: 2000-4000


  • The Chestnut Tree of One Hundred Horses (Sicilian: believed to be more than 3,000 years old. The most unique aspect about the tree is that the generations of the tree survive in the same trunk. This grand old tree was formerly one of Alishan's largest trees, but a lightning strike reduced it to an enormous withered stump. In the 1960s a second tree was found growing from the stump.Castagnu dê Centu Cavaddi) is the largest & oldest known chestnut tree in the world. Located on Linguaglossa road in Sant'Alfio, on the eastern slope of Mount Etna in Sicily — only 5 miles from the mountain's crater — it is generally believed to be 2,000 to 4,000 years old. It is a Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa, family Fagaceae). Guinness World Records has listed it for the record of "Greatest Tree Girth Ever", noting that it had a circumference of 190 ft when it was measured in 1780. Above-ground the tree has since split into multiple large trunks, but below-ground these trunks still share the same roots.


9 general sherman
9. General Sherman believed to be more than 3,000 years old. The most unique aspect about the tree is that the generations of the tree survive in the same trunk. This grand old tree was formerly one of Alishan's largest trees, but a lightning strike reduced it to an enormous withered stump. In the 1960s a second tree was found growing from the stump.

  • Species: Giant SequoiaAge: 2300-2700


  • General Sherman is the name of a Giant Sequoia with a height of 275 feet (83.8 metres). As of 2002, the volume of its trunk measured about 1487 cubic meters, making it the largest non-clonal tree by volume.[1] The tree is located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States, east of Visalia, California. The tree is believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old


10 jhomon sugi
10. Jhomon Sugi of 275 feet (83.8 metres). As of 2002, the volume of its trunk measured about 1487 cubic meters, making it the largest non-clonal tree by volume.

  • Species: SugiAge: 2,170 – 7,200   


  • Jōmon Sugi of 275 feet (83.8 metres). As of 2002, the volume of its trunk measured about 1487 cubic meters, making it the largest non-clonal tree by volume.(縄文杉?) is a large cryptomeria tree located on Yakushima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Japan. It is the oldest and largest of nearly 2,000-year-old-growth cryptomeria trees on the island, and is estimated to be between 2,170 and 7,200 years old. Other estimates of the tree's age include "at least 5,000 years", "more than 6,000 years", and "up to 7,000 years old". The tree's name is a reference to the Jōmon period of Japanese prehistory.


A runner up olive tree of vouves
A Runner Up: Olive Tree of Vouves of 275 feet (83.8 metres). As of 2002, the volume of its trunk measured about 1487 cubic meters, making it the largest non-clonal tree by volume.

  • This ancient olive tree is located on the Greek island of Crete and is one of seven olive trees in the Mediterranean believed to be at least 2,000 to 3,000 years old. Although its exact age cannot be verified, the Olive Tree of Vouves might be the oldest among them, estimated at over 3,000 years old. It still produces olives, and they are highly prized. Olive trees are hardy and drought-, disease- and fire-resistant — part of the reason for their longevity and their widespread use in the region.


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