The 10 oldest trees in the world

Let's introduce you to some of the oldest trees on Earth! You think you're old? Well, imagine standing next to these ancient giants, some of the oldest living things on our planet.

Just a heads-up, we're focusing on individual trees here, so we've left out clonal trees that can live even longer by reproducing themselves.

It's worth mentioning that dating these trees isn't a walk in the park, so most of the ages we'll talk about are just estimates.

Prometheus, a bristlecone pine, was the oldest known tree, standing for nearly 4,862 years until it was accidentally cut down in 1964 by a curious graduate student. Parts of the tree are now on display across the US.

1. Prometheus, Nevada - 4,862 years old (Died in 1964):

This bristlecone pine, located in California's White Mountains, is nearly as old as Prometheus, dating back over 4,855 years.

2. Methuselah, California - 4,855 years old:

Nestled in Chile's Alerce Costero National Park, this larch tree, estimated to be between 3,652 to 5,484 years old, is believed to be one of the oldest living trees.

3. Millennial Larch/ Great-Grandfather, Chile - 3,652–5,484 years old:

The Zoroastrian Sarv, a Persian Cyprus in Iran, is estimated to have been standing for at least 4,000 years, with legends attributing its planting to the spiritual founder of Zoroastrianism.

4. Zoroastrian Sarv, Iran - At least 4,000 years old:

In North Wales, the Llangernyw Yew, believed to be around 4,000 years old, is steeped in Welsh mythology, housing an ancient spirit known as Angelystor.

5. Llangernyw Yew, UK - Around 4,000 years old:

Once towering over Florida's landscape, The Senator, a bald cypress tree, met its tragic end in 2012 due to a fire caused by human activity.

6. The Senator, Florida - Around 3,500 years old (Died in 2012):

The Bennett Juniper in California's Stanislaus National Forest, named after naturalist Clarence K. Bennett, is the largest known juniper tree in the US.

7. Bennett Juniper, California - Around 3,000 years old:

Located in Crete, this ancient olive tree, over 3,000 years old, continues to bear fruit, symbolizing the enduring legacy of Mediterranean civilization.

8. Olive Tree of Vouves, Greece - Over 3,000 years old:

The Jōmon Sugi, a cryptomeria tree on Yakushima island, is Japan's largest and oldest tree, shrouded in mystery and history.

9. Jōmon Sugi, Japan - Between 2,000 and 6,000 years old:

On the slopes of Mount Etna, the Hundred Horse Chestnut, believed to be between 2,000 to 4,000 years old, is legendary for its immense size, with a circumference that could shelter a hundred knights according to lore.

10. Hundred Horse Chestnut, Sicily - Between 2,000 to 4,000 years old:

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