Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Oldest Tree in the World Old Tjikko 9,500 years old

March 08, 2017

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The oldest living cloned Norwegian Spruce can be found in Sweden on Fulufjallet Mountain. It is at least 9,550 years old, sixteen feet tall, and is called Old Tjikko.The “Old Tjikko” is often considered as the world’s oldest living tree, and the name comes from the deceased dog’s name of the geologist Leif Kullman, the man who discovered it.Old Tjikko is estimated to be at least 9,550 years old, making it the world's oldest known Norway spruce. It stands 5 metres (16 ft) tall and is located on FulufjÀllet Mountain of Dalarna province in Sweden.The age of the tree was determined by carbon dating of genetically matched plant material collected from under the tree.The tree has survived for so long due to vegetative cloning. The visible tree is relatively young, but it is part of an older root system that dates back thousands of years.

Oldest Tree in the World Old Tjikko 9,500 years old
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