The most holy tree in the world?

2022-12-22T00:05:38-05:00March 30th, 2017|World's Oldest Trees|

Perhaps the most holy tree in the world lies in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is known as Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and is a sacred fig tree. At 2,302 years old, it is the oldest human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date. It is a sapling of the Bodhi tree (pictured above), [...]

Great Britain’s oldest tree

2022-12-22T00:05:42-05:00February 7th, 2017|World's Oldest Trees|

Great Britain's oldest tree is known as Llangernyw, a yew tree in Wales (with a spelling like that would you expect anywhere else?). It was seeded in what is now St. Digian's Church about 4,000 years ago, in Llangernyw in northern Wales. To give you some context, the builders of Stonehenge were still alive when [...]