age  plants


Question by  lovebug2421 (189)

How old is the oldest tree?


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

The oldest tree is a Methuselah named after a biblical figure which was germinated around 2832 BC, it is also commonly known as the great basin bristlecone pine. Which can be found in the white mountains on California.It was estimated to be 4,789 years old when samples were taken in 1957.


Answer by  pradhaprajgmailcom (1518)

Good question.The oldest tree is found in a Peruvian forest.It is nearly 500 yrs old cidar.It is taller than a three story building.It needed 10 people to join hands to hug it.The next tree is found in Mexico forest.That is also very tall and thick.The tree age is fixed by carbon dating method.


Answer by  worker76 (773)

Methuselah is a Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) which is almost 5000 years old. They took a sample (i think form the root? can't remember) to determine the age. It's location is kept secret because people are losers and it is likely somebody will damage it out of spite and ignorance. Better to be safe than sorry...

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