Sunday, April 20, 2008

World's oldest tree

Researchers have uncovered a stand of spruce trees (Spruces are large trees, from 20–60 meters tall) with an 8,000-year-old tree root system in Dalarna(Central Sweden) making it the oldest tree in the world. It was founded while carrying out an environmental research project near the Härjehogna valley.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest living individual tree is a bristlecone pine in California’s White Mountains estimated to be 4,733-years-old. Now its in second place.

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