Oldest living treePosted: April 17, 2008
A tree almost 10,000 years old has been identified in Sweden.
The spruce tree found near Dalarna is 9,950 years old! This is staggering… It means that this tree has been around since humans first began serious attempts to develop agriculture!
According to the researchers who are studying the tree and its nearby descendents, it is the tree’s remarkable adaptations – including the ability to grow out another trunk if the main one is damaged – that have allowed it to survive significant climatic changes and other environmental pressures.