Canada’s oldest tree

April 11th, 2017|World's Oldest Trees|

There is some debate as to what is Canada's oldest tree. One possibility, a subalpine larch believed to be about 1,917 years old, calls Kananaskis Country in Alberta home. The subalpine larch is a very hearty tree and can survive at high altitudes and grow in a variety of soils and shade levels. This tree’s [...]

The most holy tree in the world?

March 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

February 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 [...]

A giant has fallen

January 12th, 2017|World's Oldest Trees|

Sad news came out of California last Sunday. One of America’s great national treasures, the Pioneer Cabin Tree or the Tunnel Tree has fallen. The giant sequoia, which resided in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, was one of our nation’s most famous trees. It was a true giant, measuring 33 feet in diameter, so big [...]

Methuselah

December 22nd, 2016|World's Oldest Trees|

Trees are some of the oldest known living organism on the planet. Surviving on this planet for 385 million years, only a handful of organisms live longer lives, mostly sponges, coral, and bacteria. Trees have survived nearly every disaster this planet has seen and there are trees on this planet that have been alive for [...]

Old Tjikko

November 17th, 2016|World's Oldest Trees|

Trees are some of the oldest known living organism on the planet. Surviving on this planet for 385 million years, only a handful of organisms live longer lives, mostly sponges, coral and bacteria. Trees have survived nearly every disaster this planet has seen and there are trees on this planet that have been alive for [...]