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Originally posted by daryllyn
[color=dodgerblue]I find it sad that there is a need to protect the trees from vandals. I have never understood vandalism and have never gotten why people feel the need to do it.
There is a such a lack of respect in the world these days. Does that statement make me sound old? Oh well (:
4. Zoroastrian Sarv (Iran) 4000 years old
The Zoroastrian Sarv, a tree in central Iran, is an Iranian National Monument. The 4,000-year-old cypress took root right about the time ancient people in Central Asia were inventing wheels with spokes, and over the course of its long life, witnessed the advent of modern human civilization.
Originally posted by TreadUpon
This one made it 3,500 years (give or take) before it was taken by fire a few weeks ago...
Bald Cypress in Florida...
The oldest tree on record was specimen O39021, collected near Tionesta, Pennsylvania by Ed Cook in 1978. The oldest ring on this sample was crossdated to 1425, making it at least 554 years old (NCDC 2006). The same site had two other trees with over 500 years of record.
Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
They are the lungs of our planet...