JUST SOME OLD TREES
Added on: 6th Nov 2014
A 9,550-year-old Norway spruce, is the oldest known
living individual clonal tree, located in Sweden.
BIG BRISTLECONE PINE, PINUS LONGAEVA.
One member of this species, at 5064 years old, is the
oldest known living non-clonal organism on Earth.
A tall, long-lived conifer native to the Andes mountains of
southern Chile and Argentina, where it is an important
member of the Valdivian temperate rain forests. A specimen of
this species, located in the White Mountains of California was
measured by Tom Harlan to be 5,062 years old in 2012.
GRIZZLY GIANT MARIPOSA GROVE
The President tree is the name of a giant sequoia located in
the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in the United States,
east of Visalia, California. It is not the tallest giant sequoia tree in the
world with a height of about 247 feet (75 m), nor the widest at about
27ft (8.2 m) in diameter at the base, but it is the
third largest tree in the world, measured by volume of trunk,
and the oldest known living sequoia with 3,200 years. As of 2012,
the volume of its trunk measured at about 45,000 cubic feet
(1,300 m3), with an additional 9,000 cubic feet (250 m3) of branches.
That same year, it was determined that the President was larger
than the General Grant, if measured by total volume of
wood above ground.
JAYA SRI MAHA BODHI
Is a Sacred Fig tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
It is said to be the southern branch from the historical
Bodhi tree Sri Maha Bodhi at Bodh Gaya in India under which
Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. It was planted in 288 BC,
and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a
known planting date. Today it is one of the most sacred
relics of the Buddhists in Sri Lanka and respected by
Buddhists all over the world.
The Bennett Juniper in the Stanislaus National Forest of
California is considered the oldest and largest example at
possibly 3000 years old, with a height of 26m and a
diameter of 3.88m.