Top 10 Oldest Trees Around The World

Trees are very telling examples for the beauty of nature. They push into us the feeling of glory and highness. If you are interested in nature, in general and in trees, in particular, we shortlisted the top ten oldest trees in the world.

10 Methuselah:

It is about 4,800 years old, with an expected germination date of 2832 BC. It is located in the White Mountains of California, in particular, in Inyo National Forest, but Methuselah’s accurate location is kept a secret to protect it from the public and misusage. It grows in some place between 2,900 and 3,000 m, above sea level in the “Methuselah Grove”.


9 Llangernyw Yew:

It is an ancient yew, located in the village of Llangernyw, North Wales. The tree is turned into pieces and its nucleus part has been lost, leave-taking several huge offshoots. The cinch of the tree at the ground level is 10.75 m. Although it is uphill to conclude the age of yew trees, the cemetery gate has a certificate from the Yew Tree Campaign in 2002, stating that “according to all the data we have to hand” the tree is estimated to be between 4,000 and 5,000 years old. Another theory assumes the tree is as old as the adjacent saint site, being 1,500 years old.

-Llangernyw Yew

8 Sarv-e Abarqu:

Sarv-e Abarqu is a very old tree, guessed to be more than four millennia old, it is also called the Zoroastrian Sarv, it is a Cupressus sempervirens tree, located in Yazd Province of Iran. This precious tree is kept by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran, being a national natural testimonial and is a chief tourist magnetism, it is 25 meter high and of circumference of 18 meters. It resembles a statue that salutes the visitors surrounding them by its long arms.

Sarv-e Abarqu

7 Alerce:

It is the Spanish word consisting of two unconnected trees the larch and the Fitzroya, it is almost not significant how old these trees can reach, since most of the superior examples were seriously logged in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many botanists think they are the oldest trees on Earth aside from the bristlecone pine of North America.


6 The Senator:

The Senator was the main and oldest pond cypress tree in the world, it is in Big Tree Park, Florida. When it leaved the life, it was 38 m tall, with a stem/trunk diameter of 5.3 m. The tree was wiped out by a fire on January 16, 2012.


5 Jōmon Sugi:

It is a large cryptomeria tree, located on Yakushima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Japan. It is the oldest among the old-growth cryptomeria trees on this island. The tree is expected to be between 2,170 and 7,200 years old, with a height of 25.3 m and a trunk diameter of 16.4 m. Tree-ring dating performed by Japanese scientists on its branches showed that Jōmon Sugi is at least 2,000 years old. It is really a great natural monument.


4  Olive Tree of Vouves:

It is an olive tree, located in the village of Ano Crete, Greece, likely to be the oldest olive trees in the world that still produces olives up till the moment. The tree ring analysis has shown the tree to be at least 2000 years old. Moreover, scientists from the University of Crete guessed it to be 4,000 years old. The trunk has a diameter of 4.6 m. In progress research in Crete proves that prior estimates of grow old of olive trees are to be discussed as far as their correctness.

Olive Tree of Vouves

3 Patriarca da Floresta:

This tree is probably the oldest non-conifer in Brazil, translated as”Patriarch of the Forest”, it is an example of the species Cariniana legalis, it is estimated to be approximately 3,000 years old. The tree is sacred, but its class is extensively endangered due to forest clearing in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.

Patriarca da Floresta

2 Chestnut Tree of One Hundred Horses:

It is the largest chestnut tree in the world, which stands on Linguaglossa road in Sant’Alfio, on the eastern hill of Mount Etna in Sicily, only 8 km from the volcano’s crater, approximately estimated to be between 2,000 to 4,000 years old. Being “Greatest Tree Girth Ever”, Guinness World Records has enrolled it, that it had a circumference of 57.9 m when it was measured in 1780.

Chestnut Tree of One Hundred Horses

1 General Sherman:

The General Sherman is a huge sequoia tree, located in the Giant Forest in Tulare County, California. It is estimated to be of 2,300 to 2,700 years. In 1879, the General Sherman was named after General William Tecumseh Sherman, by the naturalist James Wolverton.

General Sherman


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