10 Trees with Longest Lifespan

1. Old Tjikko

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Old Tjikko trees are mostly found on Fulufjallet Mountians of Dalarna, Sweden. This tree is famous for its long lifespan, and commonly known as World’s oldest and longest life tree.

The estimated life of Old tjikko tree is around 9,558 years. The age of this tree was first discovered by Carbon Dating. Due to vegetative cloning, the Old tjikko survives for long time. The life of its trunk is approx 600 years, but the new trunk is born in place of the older one.

2. Methuselah

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Estimated life of Methuselah tree is 4,847 years. This tree is commonly found in 2900 to 3000 meters high altitude white mountains. Eastern California is a well known place for these tree. Methuselah was first discovered by Edmund Schumann and Tom Harlan in 1957.

3. Sarv-e Abarqu

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Sarv-e Abarqu is also called “Zoroastrain Sarv”, and is commonly found in Abrukh in Yazd province of Iran. This tree attracts many tourists, and is preserved due to its naturan monument of Iran shape.

Sarv-e Abarqu has the average height of 25 meters with the circumference of around 18 meters. This tree is also the second biggest living thing in Asia. Sarv-e Abarqu has the estimated life of 4000 years.

4. Llangernyw Yew

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Llangernyw Yew is said to have an estimated life of 4000-5000 years. This ancient tree is found in the village Llangernyw Conway of South Wales.

The exact lifespan is still not known, but the estimation has been agreed upon. Estimated age was presented by David Bellamy in the year 2002.

5. Alerce

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Alerce is a Spanish word  used for two unrelated trees, Larix (larch) and Fitzroya.

The large specy is Fitzroya, which belongs to the Cypress family. This long and tall treeis mostly found in Chile and Argentina. This tree was named Fitzroya in honor of Robert Fitzroy. The estimated age was first discovered in 1993 by Alerce Milenario and it is said to be about 3,622 years.

6. Patriarca da Floresta

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Patriarca da Floresta has an estimated life of 3000 years, and are commonly found in Brazil.

7. Olive Tree of Vouves

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It is an olive tree, mostly found in the village of Ano Vouves in Chania Regional Unit of Crete, Greece. It is one of the oldest tree that has been generating olive oil.

The estimated life of this tree has a conflict. Tree Rings Analysis estimates it to be 2000 years, while the University of Vrete Reserchers are conviced that the age of this tree is around 4000 years.

8. Jōmon Sugi

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Jomon Sugi is located in the highest peaks of Yakushima, with the height of 1300 meters. This tree is commonly found in Japan. Jomon Sugi has an estimated life of 2170 to 7200 years. Some estimates limit it to 5000 years.

This tree is named after Jomon period of Japan prehistory. Jomon Sugi was first discovered in 1968. It is also a reason for booming tourism of Yakushima, which generates the half of its country’s revenue.

9. Chestnut Tree of One Hundred Horsemen

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It is one of the biggest and oldest chestnut tree, located on Linguaglossa Road of Sant Alfia in Sicily.

It has an estimated life is about 2000 to 4000 years. This tree is also listed in Guinness Book of World Records f or “Greatest Tree Girth Ever”. Its circumference was measured in 1780 to be about 58meters.

10. General Sherman

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General Sherman is situated in the forest of Sequoia National Park in California. It is one of the largest one stem tree and known to be the largest living tree of this time.

This tree was named after American Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman.

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