Ancient trees of the world

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ancient trees of the world

Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time by Beth Moon

This is far more art than reference or trees/woodworking. Moon took gorgeous pictures of some amazing trees & then processed them in a special way (platinum/paladium mix?) to make them last forever. Theyre kind of B&W, but glow a bit more even on the printed page. Lovely. And the trees are incredible as is the way she captured them.

Unfortunately, she made the decision to put just a plate on each page, then put a separate section in the back with thumbnails & a very brief explanation for each. At least she got the Latin names & locations for them. She could have easily put the explanation on most pages & on a facing page otherwise. Wish she had. Flipping back & forth sucked. The paucity of information was just plain frustrating. Luckily, I do have good references.

As a coffee table book for someone who really appreciates photography & trees, this is a darn good book. Im such a person as is my wife. Still, I could have been a lot happier.
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What's The Oldest Tree in the World?

Discover the 10 Oldest Trees in the World here. Prepare to be transported into a rich & fascinating history on the oldest tress that exist.
Beth Moon

5 Oldest Trees In The World

The oldest trees in the world have 'seen' many momentous events in Earth's and human's history. They truly are living relics of the past. Trees are truly ancient beings. They have a very long evolutionary history, but some of the oldest trees in the world have overseen the rise and fall of some of the greatest empires in human history. These magnificent plants provide us with oxygen, food and raw materials today, and their ancestors have helped fuel and build our civilizations for thousands of years. The following 7 are some of the oldest trees in the world and all are true ancient lifeforms.

Until , the oldest individual tree in the world was Methuselah, a 4,year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine Pinus longaeva in the White Mountains of California. The tree — named Adonis after the Greek god of beauty, youth and desire — took root in A. Europe is home to some even longer-lived trees, but these have yet to be officially dated. For instance, living in a churchyard of the Llangernyw village in North Wales, the Llangernyw Yew is estimated to be at least 4, years old. The yew tree Taxus baccata is believed to have taken root sometime during Britain's Bronze Age.

Clonal trees

To protect the tree, its location has remained undisclosed, meaning no confirmed photos of it are publicly available. Deep in the White Mountains of the Inyo Valley in eastern California, at a location that remains secret to this day, lies the oldest tree in the world. Unlike those that surround it, not to mention virtually every other tree on the planet, it has a name: the Methuselah tree. And at 4, years old, the Methuselah tree has certainly earned the secrecy of its location — lest someone harm the oldest tree in the world. In the early s, a dendrochronologist from the University of Arizona named Edmund Schulman got a tip from a California national park ranger. For the previous 20 years, Schulman had been scouring parks, deserts, and fields for unusual, ancient, or undiscovered trees.

More than a list, the following is a tribute to these fearless guardians of the world. There is almost no telling how old these trees can get since most of the larger specimens were heavily logged in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many botanists believe they are the second-longest living trees on Earth aside from the bristlecone pine of North America. To date, the oldest known living specimen is 3, years old. It is an Iranian national monument and tourist attraction standing an estimated 28 meters 91 ft high and with a perimeter of Russian scientist Alexander Rouf has estimated its age as over four thousand years old and thus it may be the oldest living being in Asia.

This is a list of the oldest-known trees , as reported in reliable sources. Definitions of what constitutes an individual tree vary. In addition, tree ages are derived from a variety of sources, including documented "tree-ring" count core samples, and from estimates. For these reasons, this article presents three lists of "oldest trees," each using varying criteria. There are three tables of trees, which are listed by age and species. The first table includes trees for which a minimum age has been directly determined, either through counting or cross-referencing tree rings or through radiocarbon dating. Many of these trees may be even older than their listed ages, but the oldest wood in the tree has rotted away.


  1. Mariette L. says:

    1. This is thought to be the oldest individual clonal tree in the world

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