The Oldest Trees on the Planet

Wired has a gallery of twelve trees from all over the world that have outlived everything around them. The oldest started life at least 80,000 years ago, but may be much older! The tree shown is the Llangernyw Yew in Wales, which is only three to four thousand years old, but is one of the prettiest trees in the collection. Link

Previously at Neatorama: 10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World

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I like trees.

I was pretty sad when my parents and I visited the redwoods in Northern California. They had one of those big sections of a tree where it shows you what happened in the world at the year the tree was so old with a little flag on one of its rings and I thought to myself, "Honestly, this would be cooler if they hadn't cut the tree down in the first place."

It could be why I never developed an appreciation for wood furniture.
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