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rusticretreater:
Article on an Alerce tree in Chile.

 ‘It’s a miracle’: Gran Abuelo in Chile could be world’s oldest living tree
100ft alerce has estimated age of 5,484, more than 600 years older than Methuselah in California

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/23/gran-abuelo-chile-world-oldest-living-tree-alerce

aigheadish:
Weird. In the past 3 days, on various social medias, I've seen 3 different trees claiming to be the oldest on the planet...

JJ:
I thought it was the Pando in Utah at ~80,000 estimated years:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pando_(tree)

Though it is more an organism than a tree

      JJ

rusticretreater:
I remember reading about the Pando and its root structure.  Not surprising as I have seen roots grow together on other plants.  

No one knows for sure and I really don't like the idea of drilling cores out of the trunks of trees.  Its *DanG old, leave it at that.

Kodiakmac:
I swear that the prickly ash thickets on our farm have been around since the glaciers retreated. :D

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