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The 10 trees oldest than the Bible that still exist today

Today, there are still natural wonders in this world that have survived for thousands of years. The month old is over 3500 years old today, these 10 trees are on the earth even before the arrival of Jesus Christ.

10. The Senator

The senator
photo source:  Wikimedia Commons

Located in Florida, the Senator had existed since the 14th century BCE, he was one of the oldest and largest bald cypress trees in the world with an estimated age of 3,500 years. Its summit was damaged by a hurricane in 1925, and unfortunately the Senator was destroyed by fire in 2012,

9. Gran Abuelo

Gran Abuelo
photo source:  New Atlas

Located in the Alerce Costero National Park in Chile, the  Gran Abuelo  (in Spanish) “great-grandfather”), is the oldest living tree in South America. Abuelo was determined in 1993 after researchers used a growth ring to verify its antiquity – they estimated the tree to be around 3,622 years old at the time.

8. Sarv-e Abarkuh

Sarv-e Abarkuh
photo source:  Wikimedia Commons

The legend says that this tree was planted by Japheth, the third son of the biblical figure Noah.

Located in Iran, the Sarv-e Abarkuh (Abarkuh cypress) is believed to be one of the oldest trees in the world as its age is estimated to be between 4,000 and 5,000 years.

7. Llangernyw yew

Llangernyw yew
photo source:  geograph.org.uk

 The yew is located in the cemetery of Saint Digain’s Church in the village of Llangernyw and the church has a certificate signed by David Bellamy, English botanist, author, broadcaster and conservationist, saying that the tree is 4000 to 5000 years old based on thousands of years of written records.

The  age of the Yew Llangernyw  is estimated between 4000 and 5000 years. Dating yews is often difficult because the stone has been lost, with several large branches growing out of the central area of ​​the tree.

6. Methuselah

Methuselah
photo source:  Wikimedia Commons

Located in California, Methuselah is named after the oldest biblical figure, Methuselah, who lived to be 969 years old.

Until 2012, Methuselah was the oldest known tree in the world and its age (4,789 years old at the time) was discovered in 1957 by Tom Harlan and Edmund Schulman. 

5. Prometheus

Prometheus
photo source:  Wikimedia Commons
Prometheus
photo source:  Wikimedia Commons

Located in a grove of several old trees in Wheeler Park, Nevada. Prior to its demise in 1964,  Prometheus  was one of the oldest trees in the world and at the time was even older than Methuselah.

In 1964, geographer Donald R. Currey obtained permission from the Forest Service to take a basic sample of the tree to determine its age, which he suspected to be over 4,000 years old. de Currey went wrong and the entire tree was cut down. 

4.Pin Bristlecone

Unnamed Grand Bassin Bristlecone Pine
photo source:  Wikipedia

Located in California this tree that have existed since the unification of lower and upper Egypt by Narmer in -3150 BC, this tree is considered the oldest tree in the world. It was named the oldest tree in 2012, breaking the previous record holder of over 200 years. The tree was cored by Edmund Schulman in the late 1950s, but he did not have a chance to date his sample until his death in 1958.

The age of the tree was then determined by Tom Harlan in 2010, who was working on the samples Schulman collected before his death. Before his death, Harlan reported that the tree was still alive and was 5,062 years old.

3.old Tjikko

Old Tjikko

Located in the Fulufjället Mountain of the Dalarna province in Sweden, when old Tjikko was first  discovered in Sweden in 2008  , it was declared the oldest tree in the world and was estimated to be around 10,000 years old. 

While Old Tjikko has become the « oldest tree in the world », it is not as old as the Jurupa oak (over 13,000 years old), which was discovered a year later. Moreover, Tjikko is only one eighth the age of Pando, 80,000 years!

Like these two older trees, Old Tjikko is also a clone, but not a colony like Pando and the Jurupa oak – instead, Old Tjikko regenerates new trunks, branches, and roots in one place. Old Tjikko’s root system is around 10,000 years old, while its trunks typically only survive for around 600 years before a new cloned tree grows back in its place.

2. Jurupa oak

Jurupa oak

 Located in the Jurupa Mountains in California, discovered only in the last decade, the Jurupa Oak is over 13,000 years old. Its age was estimated by researchers based on the size of the colony and the growth of individual stems.

1.Pando

Pando

Located in the Fishlake National Forest in Utah, United States, the  Pando  is the  oldest tree in the world as  well as one of  the oldest living organisms  , with an estimated age of over 80,000 years,

 While most of the other trees on this list are individuals, Pando is a clonal colony that shares an underground root system. Above ground, Pando may look like a grove of individual trees, but they are all genetically identical clones.

Par Jules Bercy

A writer a blogger passionate about science, history politics, the general knowledge of our planet and the Universe...

9 réponses sur « The 10 trees oldest than the Bible that still exist today »

I cannot thank you enough for your kindness in translating your wonderful post into English for me!! I love this post because I learned so much and the photos are so important to the story. It is such a shame, criminal really, to destroy such an old, precious tree. Thank you again, much appreciated.

Joanna

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Thank u too joanna. To see the tree which has more 3500 I thing that is the luck you can’t imagine how many ganerations sow it, is too miracle to see the tree which was here before the antique Egyptian all persons passed away but that tree still exist

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