Oldest living tree in the world discovered in Sweden


Norway spruce

From Palaeoblog:

The world’s oldest recorded tree is a 9,550 year old spruce in the Dalarna province of Sweden.

From the press release:

The spruce tree has shown to be a tenacious survivor that has endured by growing between erect trees and smaller bushes in pace with the dramatic climate changes over time.

A fascinating discovery was made under the crown of a spruce in Fulu Mountain in Dalarna. Scientists found four “generations” of spruce remains in the form of cones and wood produced from the highest grounds.

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