A norway spruce dating back to the last ice age was discovered in Sweden in 2004. The tree portion is not that ancient, but the roots and 9,500 years old. The world’s oldest continuously standing, non-clonal plant is “Methuselah”, a 4,774 year-old bristlecone pine.
It terms of human history, Methuselah predates the invention of writing and the wheel.
In 2008, the worlds oldest living tree which is a conifer took root at the end of the ice age was discovered in Sweden. Click the link for more information.
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