Found: World’s oldest living tree, age 9,550

April 17th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by admin  

London, April 17 (IANS) A 9,550-year-old spruce, the world’s oldest living tree, has been found in Dalarna province of Sweden. The tenacious specimen has survived by growing between erect trees and smaller bushes in pace with the dramatic climate changes over time.

For many years the spruce tree has been regarded as a relative newcomer in the Swedish mountain region.

“Our results have shown the complete opposite. The spruce is one of the oldest known trees in the mountain range,” said Leif Kullman, of Ume

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