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7 Trees to meet in 2018


"Trees whisper history. travel and meet them", Ent from Lort of the Rings

1. Pando Tree: Oldest Tree in the World (80,000 years old)

Pando the Aspen Grove


          Known as Pando or the “Trembling Giant”, this tree is regarded as the worlds oldest tree. This Giant is located in the Fish Lake National Forest in Utah. The Speciality of this tree is, it resides in a grove with approximately around 47,000, but all the trees are genetically identical and share the same Single root system. It weighs about 6615 Tons and spans around 107 acres. Experts estimate Pando’s age to be over one million years old.

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2. Great Basin Bristlecone Pine: Oldest Non-Colonal Tree (4600 years old)

Oldest non-colonal living tree

          Known as the worlds oldest non – clonal organism. Bristlecone Pines are found at high elevations in the Great Basin, in the western region of United States. They are trees which survive at extremely cold temperatures. It is a tree which grows very slowly, sometimes not at all over the course of an entire year. It is regarded as one of the worlds longest living trees.

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3. Coast Redwood: Tallest Tree In The World (115.8m) 


          These trees are regarded as the tallest trees in the world. They can reach heights higher than 30 foot skyscrapers. Its Trunks grow more than 27 feet wide. These Trees can be found at the Redwood National and State Parks, Southern Oregon and Central California.

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4. Giant Sequoia: Largest Tree in The World (1,487 m³)

Giant Sequoia: Largest stem in the world

          It is also known as the Sierra Redwood. It is regarded to be earth’s most massive tree. “The General Sherman” is a Giant sequoia, said to be the largest living organism in the world. These massive trees can be found in The Redwood Mountain Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park and along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada.

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5. Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi: Oldest Tree With A Date Of Plantation (250 BC)

 Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

          It is regarded as the “oldest tree with a date of plantation”. Located in the Anuradhapura area in Sri Lanka, the Sri Maha Bodhi originated from a branch of the Bodh Gaya ( the tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment). This tree is looked after by special guards hired for this purpose.

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6. Weeping Wisteria of Japan: Most Beautiful Tree 

Weeping Wisteria


          This tree is a tree with dangling flowers. It is regarded as the most beautiful tree in the world. It can be found in China, Korea, and Japan.

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7. Greatest Tree of All: Baobab Tree of Life

Baobab Tree of Life

            It is known as by many names throughout the world. There are 8 species of Baobab in the world: 6 in Madagascar Africa, Australia and 1 in Mannar Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, the Tree is known as the Ali Gaha? Elephant Tree, because of the bark of the tree resembling the skin of an elephant.

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