Trees are among the oldest living beings on earth. There are a number of trees which are more than a millennium old and there may be a long list of those which are not even discovered yet. Trees do not grow like humans. Their thousand year old parts grow with the same speed as the new ones. One of the reasons for this long age is the transport system inside their body which helps fight the decay and bacterial attack.
Below is the list of 10 oldest trees in the world. The older the trees, the prettier they are.
A 4800 years old Great Basin Bristle-cone pine tree located in Methuselah alley, Navada. The tree could have been the longest but I had to be cut down in 1964 due to some problems.
Sarv-e-Abarkooh is a 4,000 years old cypress tree located in Iran. Also known as Zoroastrian Sarv. Iranis have different religious believes regarding this tree.
The ancient most Yew tree located in Wales. They are commonly found at cemeteries but this one is HUGE.
This kind of trees are known to be in the world for over 35 million years. The oldest one left is 3600 years old. The wood of this kind of trees was so valuable for the local people that they used roof shingles made from these trees as money.
The Bald Cypress known as ‘The Senator’ which is believed to be 3,400 to 3,500 years old. After being measure by Native Tree Society, it was of 5,100 cubic feet and longest of its kind.
Also known as ‘Patriarca de Floresta’ tree of Brazil. One of the biggest trees in Atlantic Forest. It is said to be almost 3000 years old.
Known as the ‘Alishan Sacred Tree’ in Taiwan. It is really sacred for the Buddhists living in Taiwan and It is believed to be 3000 years old. Measured height is 55-60 meters.
Knows as ‘Tree of 100 Horses’ and the oldest Chestnut tree in the world is located in San D’Alfio, Linguaglossa road in Sicily. It is thought to be 2000 – 4000 years old.
Known to be the largest tree in the world by wood volume, with 275 ft tall and 102ft in circumference. It can be found in Sequoia National Park. It is said to be 2300 – 2700 years old.
Located in Yakushima , Japan. This tree is belived to be the oldest one in the world with 16.4 girth and the trunk being too rotten.