10 Oldest Still Living Trees in the World

Oldest Still Living Trees

“Age doesn’t matter”, most people say when it comes to a relationship. But when we talk about individuals, you’d have to agree that it does. Especially nowadays that lifespan is seemingly getting shorter and shorter. However, there are still creatures that manage to grow really really ooooold. We’ve had the chance to talk about the animals with the longest lifespan as well as the oldest garden in the world. This week let’s chat about creatures that have been surviving for millenniums. Here are the 10 oldest still living trees in the world with verified age.

Please note that some of the images are not the actual named trees but a similar species.

Oldest Still Living Trees

Name: Methuselah
Verified Age: 4,849-year-old
Species: Great Basin bristlecone pine
Location: Inyo County, California

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Oldest Still Living Trees

Name: Gran Abuelo
Verified Age: 3,646-year-old
Species: Patagonian cypress
Location: Cordillera Pelada, Los Ríos

 

Oldest Still Living Trees

Name: Oliveira do Mouchão
Verified Age: 3,350
Species: European olive tree
Location: Mouriscas, Abrantes Portugal

 

Oldest Still Living Trees

Name: The President
Verified Age: 3,200
Species: Giant sequoia
Location: Sierra Nevada, California

 

Oldest Still Living Trees

Name: CB-90-11
Verified Age: 2,460
Species: Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine
Location: Central Colorado

 

Oldest Still Living Trees

Name: Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Verified Age: 2,302
Species: Sacred fig
Location: Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka

 

Oldest Still Living Trees

Name: Bennett Juniper
Verified Age: 2,200
Species: Western Juniper
Location: Sierra Nevada, California

 

Oldest Still Living Trees

Name: SHP 7
Verified Age: 2,110
Species: Foxtail Pine
Location: Sierra Nevada California

 

Oldest Still Living Trees

Name: Unnamed
Verified Age: 1,944
Species: Subalpine Larch
Location: Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada

 

Oldest Still Living Trees

Name: Unnamed
Verified Age: 1,806
Species: Sugi
Location: Yakushima Island, Japan

Now we’ve seen the oldest still living trees in the world. The age of these trees has been fully verified through the standard method of counting their “tree rings“. Among the list though, the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is the only living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date, which was 288 BC.

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