Found in Sweden, this 9,500-year-old Norwegian Spruce is the world’s oldest tree.
The 9,500-year-old Norwegian Spruce named “Old Tjikko,” continues to grow in Sweden.
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The age of the tree was determined using carbon-14 dating, when discovered in 2004 by professor Leif Kullman of Physical Geography at Umeå University.
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Professor Kullman, said:
“During the ice age sea level was 120 meters lower than today and much of what is now the North Sea in the waters between England and Norway was at that time forest. Winds and low temperatures made Old Tjikko like a bonsai tree… Big trees cannot get as old as this.”
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