The World’s Oldest Tree Was Discovered In Sweden As Old As 9,500 Years Old


The oldest tree was found in 2004 by Leif Kullman, a professor of Physical Geography at Umeå University, who used technology of carbon-14 to determine the age of its root network, as old as 9,500 years. This Norwegian spruce was named “Old Tjikko,” after Kullman’s Siberian husky.

Source: National Geographic

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credits: IBL/Rex Features

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credits: Karl Brodowsky

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credits: Leif Kullman

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credits: Petter Rybäck

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