Trees Older Than Jesus!

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This is a well known fact that trees can live for many years. But, little do we know that there exist some trees that are older than Jesus.

Scientists have found out their estimated ages by referring to the tree rings and also by radiocarbon dating them, and that says, some of them even have an estimated age of about four thousand to five thousand years. Many of these trees may be even older than their listed ages, but the oldest wood in the tree has rotted away. For some old trees, so much of the centre is missing that their age cannot be directly determined. Instead, estimates are made based on the tree’s size and presumed growth rate.

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Here are some of them those trees:

  • A tree of Pinus longaeva (Great Basin bristlecone pine) species, in White Mountains, California ,USA, is about 5,066 years old.

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  • Methuselah is another tree of Pinus longaeva (Great Basin bristlecone pine) species, in Inyo County, California, USA of about 4,848 years old.

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  • Prometheus is another tree of Pinus longaeva (Great Basin bristlecone pine) species, in Wheeler Peak, Nevada, the USA of about 4,844 years old, and it was unfortunately cut down in 1964.

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  • Gran Abuelo is a tree of Patagonian Cypress (Fitzroya cupressoides) species, present in Cordillera Pelada, Los Rios, Chile. This tree is about 3,646 years old and is still alive.

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  • Olivera do Mouchão, it is an European Olive tree, present in Mouriscas, Abrantes in Portugal. It is 3,350 years old and is still alive.

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  • CBR26 is a tree of Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) species in Sierra Nevada, California, USA is about 3,266 years old, but is dead now.

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  • D-21 is another tree of Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) species in Sierra Nevada, California, USA is about 3,220 years old, and is alive now.

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  • President is another tree of Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) species in Sierra Nevada, California, USA is about 3,200 years old, and is still alive.

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  • D-23 is another tree of Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) species in Sierra Nevada, California, USA is about 3,075 years old, but is dead now.

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  • CMC 3 is another tree of Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) species present in Sierra Nevada, California, USA is about 3,075 years old, and is dead now.

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  • Scofield Juniper is a Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) tree present in Sierra Nevada, California, USA is about 2,675 years old, and is dead.

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  • CB-90-11 is a tree of the species Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata) present in Central Colorado, USA. It is supposed to be about 2,459 years old.

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  • Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a Sacred Fig (Ficus religiosa) tree in Anuradhapura, North Central Province, Sri Lanka and it is about 2,302 years old.

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  • A Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) tree situated in Northern California, USA is 2,200 years old though it is dead now.

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  • Bennett Juniper is a Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) tree situated in Sierra Nevada, California, USA is about 2,200 years old.

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  • SHP 7 is a tree of species Foxtail Pine (Pinus balfouriana) in Sierra Nevada, California, USA is about 2,110 years old.
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    So those are some of the trees which are older than Jesus and have been around for quite a while. They have so many stories to tell us. Isn’t it strange how old and yet beautiful trees can be?

 

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