Still Waters Posted May 26, 2022 #1 Share Posted May 26, 2022 (IP: Staff) · Scientists in Chile believe that a conifer with a four-metre-thick trunk known as the Great-Grandfather could be the world’s oldest living tree, beating the current record-holder by more than 600 years. A new study carried out by Dr Jonathan Barichivich, a Chilean scientist at the Climate and Environmental Sciences Laboratory in Paris, suggests that the tree, a Patagonian cypress, also known as the alerce milenario, could be up to 5,484 years old. If his findings are proven, the Alerce Milenario would outstrip a 4,853-year-old bristlecone pine in California known as Methuselah, and now thought to be the oldest tree, by 600 years. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/26/worlds-oldest-tree-cypress-chile 5 2 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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