Norway Spruce, in Sweden

The roots of that Norway Spruce, in Sweden, are more than 9,000 years old, so can be the oldest living tree!    Image © Rachel Sussman

A book of photographs showing some of the oldest living things in the world, by photographer Rachel Sussman, including some of the oldest trees in the world and thousands of years old Antarctic moss.



Brian Kahn from Climate Central, said:

“There’s certainly something wow-worthy about a 9,550-year-old spruce growing on a chilly plateau in Sweden. But the deeper climate change message can be seen in its trunk, which only shot up in the past 50 years. For the millennia prior to that, its branches grew slowly outward and crept close to the ground, an adaptation to the cold harsh winds that sweep across the mountain.”

via smithsonianmag