History,  Science

The oldest living tree

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The oldest known tree is “Methuselah”, which is 4,789 years old. To keep Methuselah from harm, this tree isn’t labeled, as the other trees are. An older tree called Prometheus was killed shortly after it was discovered in 1964.

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  • subadei

    “Just as he realized he had found a tree over 4,000 years old, his coring tool broke. Amazingly the U.S. Forest Service gave him permission to cut down the tree. Prometheus turned out to be 4,950 years old.”

    That might well be the most ridiculous and appalling thing I’ve read this year anyway.

    Damn man, a 5,000 year old tree? Simply amazing.