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The World’s Oldest Tree Looks Just Like Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree

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by Meredith Carey,
Alamy

This 9,550-year-old Swedish elder took root during the last Ice Age.

At just 16 feet tall, Old Tjikko is tiny compared to its 180-foot siblings on the Fulufjället Mountain in Sweden, but it has the proud stature of a great redwood — standing a little straighter as the oldest single-stemmed clonal tree in the world. Tjikko began to sprout an estimated 9,550 years ago, when the United Kingdom was still connected to Europe by an ice bridge and glaciers were only just beginning to recede across Scandinavia. It lived anonymously until 2004, when geologist Leif Kullman discovered read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com





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