The trees - some of the most long-lived organisms on the planet. There are at least 50 trees, living more than a thousand years, but not detected may be much higher.
 Trees can live for so long, for several reasons. One of the secrets of their longevity is the fragmentation of their circulatory system, which allows the tree to wither away while the other part will go on. Many of them form a protective compounds to combat deadly bacteria and parasites.

One of the oldest trees on earth, huge pines Bristlecone, they seem to be no valid way to us. At 3000-plus years, these trees continue to grow as vigorously as in 100. Unlike animals, these pines do not accumulate over time, genetic mutations in cells.

Some trees are challenging times, growing clones or genetically identical seedlings, so that the death of a barrel does not mean death for the entire body. Giant colony can have thousands of individual barrels from the same root system.

Pando (Pando)

Although technically not individual trees are the oldest of Pando, a colony of aspen clones (Quaking Aspen) in Utah is really ancient. 105 acres consists of a colony of genetically identical trees of the same root system. "The wave of giant" has appeared in at least 80,000 years ago, when our ancestors were still living in Africa. But, according to some estimates, Pando can be about 1 million years, which means that older Pando early Homo Sapiens. Pando is also a dire living organism on Earth, it weighs about 6615 tons.

Methuselah (Methuselah)
 The oldest trees of the separate lives of the world at 10,000 feet above sea level in the Inyo National Park, California. Stunning old 4765-year-old, primitive tree was a hundred years, when the first pyramid was built in Egypt. The tree is hidden among the other thousands of years of the Great Basin Bristlecone pines in the grove called the Forest of the Ancients. To protect the tree from vandalism, Forest Service keeps secret the exact location of the tree but the tree looks like this might look like Methuselah.


 This cypress-survivor is Abarkuhe (Abarkooh), Iran. Evergreen roots here started up between 4000 and 4500 years ago, around the time when Stonehenge was built. This may be the oldest living organism in Asia, he is a national monument in Iran. Zoroastrian Sarv height of about 25 meters in height and has a girth of 11 and a half meters.

Tees from Llangernyu (Llangernyw Yew)

 This is a common yew in Llangernyu, Wales, he began to grow in the Bronze Age in Britain, 3,000 or 4,000 years ago. Tice was able to live so long, with new shoots. When the trunk is dying, these shoots continue to grow. New shoots were fed at the expense of decaying main plant until it reaches the soil at the base.

Alerce (Alerce Tree)

 Majestic evergreen tree was discovered in 1993 in a grove in the Andes in south-central Chile. Using tree rings, scientists have discovered a giant age - 3620 years. Although cypress in Patagonia can reach 45 meters, they only grow an inch in diameter per year and can spend thousands of years to grow. Zoroastrian Sarv and yew of Llangernyu are older, but Alerce is the second oldest tree, whose age is unknown.

Senator (The Senator)

 This giant cypress grows in the subtropical park of Big Trees, Florida, surrounded by palm trees. Senator is the largest-sized tree to the east of the Mississippi River. 38-meter giant has lived for 3,500 years. Cypress began to grow at about the same time, when the Polynesians first settled there in Fiji.

Jomon Sugi (Jōmon Sugi)

 Height of 25 m and 16 m girth of cedar make it the largest pine tree in Japan. A tree grows in the misty, primeval forest on the north side of the highest mountain on the island of Yakushima in Japan. Wood rings indicate that the age of cedar at least 2,000 years, though, by some estimates, it can grow is 7000 years old.

General Sherman (General Sherman)

 This giant sequoia in height with a 27-story building that stretches 83.8 meters up, and has a circumference of 31 meters. This makes it the largest (in size) detached tree in the world. General increases in Sequoia National Park (Sequoia National Park) in California. Scientists believe that the tree may be of the age from 2300 to 2700.

Te Matua Ngaer (?) (Te Matua Ngahere)

 This majestic tree cowrie found in the depths of the primitive rain forest at Waipoua Forest, New Zealand. It is believed that the tree about 2000 years. With a girth of 16 meters, Te Matua Ngaer is the widest tree in New Zealand. The giant, whose name means "Father of the Forest" in Maori, was severely damaged during a storm in 2007.

Jardine Juniper (Jardine Juniper)

 This juniper grows in the national reserve Cache (Cache) in Utah. Initially it was thought that he was about 3,200 years, but after examination of samples of wood, its age was lowered to 1,500 years. This tree is about 12.1 meters in height and 7 meters in circumference.

Kondzhigen (Kongeegen)

This gnarled, ancient oak stands in the solitude of the forest Yagerspris (Jaegerspris) in Denmark. Scientists estimate that "Oak King" has an age of 1,500 to 2,000 years, making it a contender for the title of the oldest standalone tree in Northern Europe. Although germinated in the surrounding meadow, trees, slowly closing in on the old oak tree, killing him.

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