What are the Oldest Trees in The World?
There are millions of tree types in the world. Trees are our most important source of life. Knowing the history of the trees that provide us with the oxygen we need to survive will also give us great pleasure. Therefore, today we will have some information about the oldest trees in the world, as well as detailed information about the tallest tree in the world and the largest tree in the world.
As Matho Plywood, our job is to understand the nature of trees well. As we understand the trees better, we will provide you more quality plywood varieties. Now let’s examine the unique beauty trees that have survived from ancient times to the present day.
Then, if you are ready, we will show you the 10 oldest trees in the world.
Note that: The location of the oldest tree in the world is hidden to avoid any damage. Let’s examine the others together with you.
10 Oldest Trees in The World
- The Senator
- Gran Abuelo
- Sarv-e Abarkuh
- Llangernyw Yew
- Pinus Longaeva
- Old Tjikko
- Jurupa Meşe
The Senator in Florida is currently not alive. Two natural disasters that occurred caused this tree to disappear. The tree species was named Taxodium Ascendens.
The Senator was a 3500-year-old bald cypress tree. Its original height was 50 meters and its width was 10.7 meters. It was destroyed by a hurricane in 1925 and its height became shorter. After that, it was destroyed by a fire in 2012.
The thing that caused the tree to burn was the cigarette smoked under the tree. Unfortunately, the people who caused the slow extinction of our world caused this tree to disappear as well.
Some artists make trinket-like items from the remains of the tree and keep them as souvenirs.
Gran Abuelo, one of the oldest trees in the world currently alive, is 3646 years old and lives in Chile. This tree, which belongs to the Patagonian Cypress family, is under protection in Chile’s A thousand Costero National Park.
The meaning of Gran Abuelo is that Great Grandfather. As a result of the researches done on the tree in the 1990s, it was stated that the tree sprouted in 1500 BC. Besides, it was stated that if other trees in the national park are examined, there may be more rooted trees.
Sarv-e Abarkuh, one of the Mediterranean Cypress species, is a currently alive tree species found in Iran. This tree, one of the oldest trees in the world, is approximately 5000 years old.
It is presently protected as a cultural heritage in Iran. It is believed that this tree, which is believed to be sacred, was planted by an Iranian Prophet. According to another rumor, it is believed that the tree was planted by Noah’s third son, Japheth.
This tree, which is approximately 5000 years old, belongs to the Badger family and is now alive. St. It is under protection in the garden of Digain Church.
The Methuselah tree, which has a more ancient history than the Egyptian Pyramids, is 4850 years old and still alive. This tree, which has survived from ancient times to the present day, was named after Methuselah, the oldest figure in the Bible. This tree, which is located in the state of California in the USA and has been closed today, is currently grown. Since 2003, a tree farmer named Jared Milarch has been cloning and producing this tree.
If this tree were alive, it would continue its life as a tree older than the Methuselah tree. Prometheus decayed a piece of wood taken from the sap of the tree in 1964, so Prometheus disappeared. This process to find out the exact age of this tree, which is known to be more than 4000 years old, caused Prometheus to disappear.
Besides, it was determined that the tree may be around 4900 years old.
The history of the tree is so old that research was not enough to find the origin of the tree core. The Great Basin (Pinus Longaeva), which is currently located in the state of California, is now 5062 years old. Tom Harlan, the person who discovered the age of the tree, is not alive now.
This is another indication that humanity is temporary but plants are permanent.
This tree, discovered in 2008, was 10000 years old and was named the oldest known tree. This tree found in Sweden lost its title after the discovery of the Jurupa Oaktree. Old Tjikko is a tree that can be cloned and currently produced.
Located in the California State of America, Jurupa Oak is approximately 13000 years old and has survived tens of thousands of years by cloning itself. It is a type of tree known as the cross oak and is unique in this region. This tree, which cannot be reproduced elsewhere, has only survived until today by cloning itself.
(World’s Oldest Tree) Pando, located in the US state of Utah, is 80,000 years old and is the oldest tree in the world.
Since Pando is very old, scientists state that his life in the world will not be very long. Although it can produce young trees by cloning itself, it is known that the tree is constantly shrinking.
Despite this, it continues to survive and makes our world beautiful.
World’s Tallest Tree
Hyperion, the tallest tree in the world, is 115.92 meters long. It grows 4 cm each year. However, Paradox, the fastest growing tree in the world, is estimated to be taller than Hyperion in 2031, as it grows 20 cm each year. The tree is located in America.
World’s Largest Tree
The tree named General Sherman is around 2300 years old and its height is 83.7 meters. The volume of the tree, whose trunk is 7.7 meters, has been calculated as 1487 cubic meters. The tree is located in America.