After my recent tree post, I have been thinking about the oldest known tree. Most of my research has returned the above tree, a Bristlecone Pine that has been named Methuselah.
It is 4,852 years old, and located in California, near the border with Nevada. The exact location is kept secret by the US National Parks Service.
That means it started growing in 2,830 BC, during the Bronze Age. Long before the empires of Ancient Greece and Rome were established.
Now that’s what I call an ‘old tree’.