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4700 year old tree – Methuselah

4700 year old tree

World’s oldest living tree “Methuselah” has reached the age of 4,768 years in California, US when sampled in 1957 by Schulman and Harlan. Moreover, it is also the oldest known individual tree in the world. Methuselah was chosen as its name based on the biblical character known to lived for more than 900 years (969 to be exact). Located in the “Forest of Ancients” in the Methuselah Grove at between 2,900–3,000 m above sea level, its exact location is currently kept private to the public to protect it against any kind of harm or even vandalism.